UN Chief Calls For “Maximum Restraint” On Kashmir, Recalls Simla Agreement
The Secretary General did now not provide his precise offices nor did he make any provide to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.
UN chief says India, Pakistan need to exercising “maximum restraint”
Antonio Guterres also highlighted the Simla Agreement
He stated the UN Secretariat was following the scenario “very closely”
UN chief Antonio Guterres on Thursday urged India and Pakistan to workout “maximum restraint” and refrain from taking steps that could affect the repute of Jammu and Kashmir, as he highlighted the Simla Agreement which rejects any third-party mediation on the issue.
The Secretary-General’s remarks came after India on Monday revoked Article 370 to withdraw the distinctive reputation to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the country into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
Pakistan termed the Indian action as “unilateral and illegal”, and stated it will take the rely to the UN Security Council.
“The Secretary-General has been following the scenario in Jammu and Kashmir with difficulty and makes an appeal for most restraint,” Mr Guterres’ spokesman Stephane Dujarric said.
Stephane Dujarric specifically stated that the Secretary-General “also recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral family members between India and Pakistan, additionally recognised as the Shimla Agreement, which states that the last reputation of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by way of peaceful means” in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations.
The Secretary General did not provide his suitable workplaces nor did he make any offer to mediate between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.
Instead, he referred to the Simla Agreement, which is a bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan and rejects any third-party mediation in the issue.
Antonio Guterres additionally referred to as “on all events to refrain from taking steps” that should have an effect on the status of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the role of the United Nations on the vicinity was governed by way of the Charter of the United Nations and is applicable to Security Council resolutions.
When requested to be more precise about reference to the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir in the statement, Stephane Dujarric stated “I’m no longer going to go into any extra specifics of the assertion which additionally refers to our concern” about reports of restrictions in Kashmir in India.
“So I”ll refer you to the statement,” he said.
Stephane Dujarric reiterated that Antonio Guterres and the UN Secretariat had been following the scenario “very closely”.
He said there had been contacts from the UN Secretariat each with the Indian and Pakistani authorities and with the Permanent Missions of India and Pakistan.
He stated there is no diagram for the Secretary-General to short the Security Council on Kashmir.
Reacting to India’s move, Pakistan expelled the Indian envoy and downgraded its diplomatic ties with New Delhi.
India has stated that Jammu and Kashmir is an necessary phase of India and the trouble used to be strictly inner to the country.