Ban Ki-moon offers mediation between India and Pak


UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has proffered to be a moderator between India and Pakistan to help both countries settle their problems.

Moon wants both nuclear-armed the countries to resolve their issues and recover the damage between their bilateral ties. He has appealed both the countries to take instant steps to lessen the tensions in the area.

“The Secretary-General is deeply concerned over the significant increase in tensions between India and Pakistan in the wake of the recent developments, in particular the reported cease-fire violations along the Line of Control (LoC) following an attack on an Indian army base in Uri on September 18,” a statement issued by Ban’s spokesperson said at United Nations on Friday.

The statement said the UN Chief advised both nations to ‘exercise maximum restraint’ and ‘immediate steps to de-escalate the situation.’

Moon said that he and his office are available to peacefully resolve the issue between India and Pakistan, including Kashmir, through diplomacy and dialogue.

India on Wednesday night carried out surgical strikes across the Line of Control (LoC). DGMO Lt General Ranbir Singh had said, “Significant casualties have been caused to terrorists and those trying to shield them. We don’t have a plan to further conduct such strikes. India has spoken to Pakistan.”

This action of Indian Army came following the Uri terror attack by Pakistan-based JeM militant group which left 20 Indian soldiers dead.

Read More: India avenged Uri: All you need to know about India’s surgical strike

The UN has long maintained an institutional presence in the contested area between India and Pakistan.

Wefornews Bureau

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