UNSC President refuses to comment on Pakistan’s letter regarding Article 370

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New York: UN Security Council 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 in New York.Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi had written to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres claiming that abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir violated the UNSC resolution. Earlier, Guterres had 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 Secretary-General also recalls the 1972 Agreement on bilateral relations between India and Pakistan, also known as the Simla Agreement, which states that the final status of Jammu and Kashmir is to be settled by peaceful means, in accordance with the Charter of the United Nations,” said Stephane Dujarric, spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General in a statement.

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