Entirely Internal Matter, Says India after UNSC meet on Jammu and Kashmir

Syed Akbaruddin United Nations

United Nations, Aug 17 : India today said that the country’s national position was and remains that matters related to Kashmir are “entirely an internal matter”, after a closed door meeting at the United Nations Security Council to discuss New Delhi’s move to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

India’s Permanent Representative to UN Syed Akbaruddin told the United nations that ending special status of Jammu and Kashmir and that matters related to Valley are “entirely an internal matter”.

He also said the government is committed to gradually removing all restrictions in Kashmir and the government is undertaking steps towards normalcy.

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“Prevention is better than cure. Measures we took were preventive in nature. These efforts sometimes lead to restrictions. There was not one fatality,” Akbaruddin told reporters at the UN.

“These have no external ramifications, the recent decisions taken by the Government of India and our legislative bodies are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, social economic development is enhance for our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” he said.

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