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UNSC set to hold fresh meeting on Kashmir

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Publish on: 2020-01-15 7:40:15 PM     ||     Updated: 2020-01-15 8:51:24 PM

The United Nations Security Council will hold a second closed-door meeting on Kashmir tonight in New York, sources told NDTV. The meeting, sources said, comes after push from China, the all-weather ally of Pakistan, which called for such meetings earlier as well.

A similar gathering was held in August, called by China after the government scrapped the special status granted to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and bifurcated the state into two union territories.

But that meeting had fallen flat for Pakistan. The members did not censure India, agreeing that the centre's move in Jammu and Kashmir was an internal issue.

Another UNSC meeting on Kashmir, scheduled in December, was not held.

Except for China, all the other four permanent members of the UN Security Council - France, Russia, the US and the UK -- have consistently backed New Delhi's position that disputes between India and Pakistan are bilateral matters. _NDTV

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