UN Council to discuss Kashmir status

UN Council to discuss Kashmir status


The UN Security Council will meet here on Friday to discuss India revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body.

China, Pakistan's closest ally, asked for 'closed consultations' in the Council, which will  discuss the matter.

A UN diplomat said China had asked for closed consultations on the UN Council agenda item ‘India Pakistan Question’.

"The request was in reference to  Pakistan's letter to the Security Council President," he said.

Closed meetings are not open to the public and no verbatim record of statements is kept. Consultations are informal meetings of the Security Council members and are not covered either.