UNSC refuses to entertain Pakistan's letter regarding Article 370
United Nations : UN Security Council President Joanna Wronecka on Thursday refused to make any comment on Pakistan`s letter to the world body regarding abrogation of Article 370 by India that granted a special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
She refused to react on the development during a press conference in New York.
Pakistan had written a letter to the UNSC Antonio Guterres claiming that India's move to remove Article 370 from Kashmir violates the UNSC resolution. Earlier, Guterres had appealed to both India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" and said he has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern.
"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," said Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General in a statement.
"The Secretary-General calls on all parties to refrain from taking steps that could affect the status of Jammu and Kashmir," said the statement.
On Wednesday, Pakistan announced to degrade bilateral ties with India and even suspended Samjhauta Express service on the border.