UN president refuses to comment on Pak letter on Article 370

Pakistan has received a major setback from the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).UNSC President Joanna Wronecka has refused to react to the changes made on Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The UN has also shown Pakistan the way to the 1972 Shimla Agreement.

“No comments,” Ms Wronecka said when asked for a reaction at a press briefing.

Pakistan had written a letter to the UNSC demanding intervention in the Jammu and Kashmir issue. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Thursday appealed for maximum restraint on the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir. 

Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General said in a statement, “The Secretary-General also recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, also known as the Simla Agreement, which states that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.” 

“The Secretary-General calls on all parties to refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir,” said the statement.

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