NEW YORK: The United Nations Monday voiced concern over Indian authorities’s transfer to revoke the particular standing of Kashmir, a UN-recognized disputed territory, that has led to the heightening of tensions between India and Pakistan.
“We’re very involved concerning the rise of tensions,” the Secretary-Normal’s Spokesman Stephane Dujarric advised reporters on the common midday briefing at UN Headquarters in New York in response to a query.
The spokesperson stated the UN chief has all alongside maintained that India and Pakistan ought to resolve all excellent disputes between the 2 international locations, together with Kashmir, by way of dialogue. He has additionally persistently provided his good workplaces ought to each events agree.
“Pakistan has all the time welcomed his good workplaces supply, however India rejected it.”
The spokesman additionally stated the UN was conscious of reviews of restrictions in Indian occupied Kashmir, clearly referring to the Indian authorities putting all the area underneath lockdown early Monday, whereas India despatched in tens of hundreds of further troops and engaged within the cross-Line-of-Management firing.
“Over the previous few days, the UN Navy Observer Group in India and Pakistan in any other case, often called UNMOGIP, has noticed and reported a rise in army exercise alongside the road of management,” the spokesman stated.
“We urge all events to train restraint’, he added.