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UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir behind closed doors: diplomats

PTI | United Nations | Updated: 15-08-2019 22:16 IST | Created: 15-08-2019 22:16 IST
UN Security Council to discuss Kashmir behind closed doors: diplomats

United Nations, Aug 15 (AFP) The UN Security Council is scheduled to hold a rare meeting on Kashmir after India revoked the special status to Jammu and Kashmir, sparking a row with Pakistan, diplomats told AFP Thursday. The meeting will take place behind closed doors on Friday morning, the diplomats said.

Poland, which currently holds the council's rotating presidency, has listed the matter for discussion at 10:00 am (1400 GMT), the diplomats added. It is extremely rare for the Security Council to discuss Kashmir.

The last time there was a full Security Council meeting on the Himalayan region was in 1965. Friday's discussion is not considered a full security meeting but rather referred to as closed door consultations, which are becoming increasingly more common, diplomats said. (AFP) ZH

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