Days after 16 convoys from countries across the world visited Jammu and Kashmir to assess the situation in the valley, the UN Security Council has decided to hold a conclave to discuss the prevailing situation in Jammu and Kashmir.
The demand for the meeting, as per NDTV, was raised by China. The meeting will be held in New York tonight.
A similar meeting was held in August, which was also called by China post the subrogation of Article 370 in the valley that gave J&K special status.
The sources added that while UN Security Council members, other than China, are firm on India’s claim that Kashmir is India and Pakistan’s bilateral matter, China thinks otherwise.
The Security Council consists of five permanent members that are China, the United States, France, the United Kingdom, and the Russian Federation.
French diplomatic sources told NDTV that the position of France has not changed and is very clear – that the Kashmir issue must be settled bilaterally. “As we have stated on several occasions and will continue to reiterate to our partners on the United Nations Security Council”.