Security Council not discussing India-Pak issue

Background: India-Pakistan relations, Kashmir issue, Human rights violation issue in Jammu and Kashmir, United Nations Security Council (UNSC).

  • Vitaly Churkin of the Russian Federation (UNSC president for October 2016) said that the UNSC is not discussing the issues between India and Pakistan and has no plans to do so.
  • Pakistan has been trying to ensure UN involvement in the situation. Pakistan Premier Nawaz Sharif had raised the issue of human rights violations by India in Jammu and Kashmir in the General Assembly, but no other country has mentioned it.
  • After India’s military action in across the LoC, Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi met Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and asked the world body to intervene boldly and unequivocally against aggressive actions and provocations, by India.

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