Pakistan got a major diplomatic breakthrough at international level against India as the UN Security Council (UNSC) has positively responded to the country’s request to discuss India’s move to abolish the special status autonomy of Indian occupied Kashmir, on Friday.
The UNSC will summon convention regarding the Jammu and Kashmir crisis behind closed doors most probably on 16 August, UNSC President Joanna Wronecka told reporters on Wednesday.
“Most probably on Friday”, Wronecka said when asked about the timing of the meeting.
India has made full-throttled efforts behind the curtain, to get the meeting delayed or cancelled as the UNSC decision is being considered as an insult for the country, the sources said. The council has raised the issue of the critical situation, involving humanitarian crisis, in Indian-occupied Kashmir after almost 50 years.
China backed Pakistan’s request for the UNSC convention to discuss the revocation of article-370 that sustains the special status of autonomy to the Indian occupied State of Jammu and Kashmir and asked for the body to discuss the on-going crisis behind closed doors on Thursday or Friday.
In the meantime, a Russian representative at the council said his country will not object to the meeting. “Moscow doesn’t object to holding such a meeting, but the matter should be discussed behind closed doors,” said Russia’s acting UN envoy, Dmitry Polyansky.
Back on Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan declared India’s move to abolish the special status of Indian Occupied Kashmir a “strategic blunder” and said that the move will cost India “heavily”.
Khan showed clear intentions to raise the matter on the international level. While willing to raise the Kashmir voice high, the Premier said, “I’ll become the voice for Kashmir. I will be Kashmir’s ambassador.”