Instead, he referred to the Shimla agreement, which is a bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan, and refuses any third-party mediation on this issue. According to the report, the reference to the Shimla agreement is in a way a rejection of Pakistan`s attempts to request UN intervention in this matter, since the 1972 pact provides the framework for a bilateral settlement of the conflict. Meanwhile, the United States said Friday that its policy toward Kashmir would not change and urged India and Pakistan to remain calm and reluctant. State Department spokesman Morgan Ortagus said the United States supports dialogue between the two countries. The Kashmir Valley sees an unprecedented blockade with the presence of 46,000 additional soldiers who rushed into the valley because of the decision to deprive Jammu and Kashmir of its special status. . . . On 9 August, UN chief Antonio Guterres urged India and Pakistan to exercise ”maximum restraint” and not take steps that could influence the status of Jammu and Kashmir, stressing the Shimla agreement, which denies third-party mediation on the issue. He said that the United Nations position in the region was governed by the United Nations Charter and applicable to Security Council resolutions. The Secretary-General`s remarks came after India on 5 August repealed Article 370 to withdraw special status in Jammu and Kashmir and divided the state into two EU territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The Secretary-General is also concerned about reports of restrictions on the Indian side of Kashmir that could worsen the human rights situation in the region.
While rejecting Pakistan`s proposal and intervention, Guterre said he was ”concerned by reports of restrictions on the Indian Kashmir side” and warned that such measures could ”aggravate the human rights situation in the region,” Guterres` spokesman said. In the past, Mr. Guterres has proposed to mediate in the case of Kashmir if both India and Pakistan agree. A similar offer from US President Donald Trump was rejected by India last month, with New Delhi saying the case must be resolved without the participation of a third party. Guterres also called on ”all parties not to take action” that could influence the status of Jammu and Kashmir. . While Pakistan addresses the United Nations on all issues relating to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, it has also committed several violations in Pakistan simperm Kashmir (PoK) by changing the demographics of the region and separating Gilgit-Baltistan from PoK. . . . Becoming a boss or subscriber for 999 ru./year is the best way to support our efforts. .
RELATED: J-K ”Security is under 100% control,” confirms the Chinese body Lt Gen KJS Dhillon. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday (August 8th) called for ”maximum restraint” of all parties on the Kashmir issue, citing the 1972 Shimla agreement for a peaceful solution to the issue, in accordance with the UN Charter, the Hindustan Times reports.