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January 17, 2020

UNSC meeting on Kashmir welcomed

Lahore

January 17, 2020

LAHORE:Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Azad Kashmir on Thursday hailed the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on Kashmir terming it a growing realisation about the settlement of Kashmir conflict that has been stumbling block in the way of peace and stability in the region.

In a statement, PTI AJK Secretary Information Ershad Mahmud said it had been for the second time that the UNSC discussed the critical situation in Kashmir in five months since India repealed the Article 370 on August 5 2019. The UNSC meeting, he said, was also a reaffirmation of the fact that the world powers were really worried over the terrible situation in the occupied Kashmir.

While terming it a positive development, Ershad Mahmud said that in the wake of fast-changing political scenario in the region, there was a dire need that the highest body (UNSC) moved beyond the rhetoric of compassion to address the highly critical situation in Kashmir which was reeling under the unrelenting military crackdown. He expressed the hope that the UNSC meeting would prove helpful in deescalating the rising tensions in the region besides paving a way for a meaningful sustainable and result-oriented dialogue between India and Pakistan to seek a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute that had been the root-cause and consequence of rights violations in the restive region.