Kashmir is an international dispute: UN

NEW YORK/ISLAMABAD: The United Nations (UN) on Friday said Kashmir conundrum would be addressed in line with the UN Charter and UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions in a peaceful manner.

Negating Indian claims, the UN official website said in a statement with reference to the UNSC meeting on Kashmir that Kashmir issue would be resolved as per UN charter and UNSC resolutions.

The statement said Kashmir was not an internal matter of India but a matter of world peace and security which had come under debate within the UN ambit after 1965.

“The position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the Charter…and applicable Security Council resolutions”, said the 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 UN Charter.

Here is complete statement by the UN Security Council mentioned on their website site.

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