UNSC Prez refuses to comment on Pak’s letter over Article 370

New York: UN Security Council (UNSC) President Joanna Wronecka on Thursday refused to 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.

“No comments,” Wronecka said when asked for a reaction at a press briefing here.

The UNSC President’s refusal to comment on the letter follows the recent meeting of Pakistan’s permanent representative to the UN Maleeha Lodhi and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement in the country’s Parliament that his government will take the matter to the world body.

Also, that the UNSC to even comment on Pak letter comes despite Pak PR saying she met UNSC Prez and Pak PM Imran Khan said they will be moving the UNSC.

Earlier this month, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had written to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claiming abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir violated the UNSC resolution.

Earlier, Guterres 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 international community has urged both countries to exercise restraint and ensure that peace and stability prevail across the Line of Control (LoC).