Pakistan asks UN Security Council to meet over Kashmir

Pakistan on Tuesday called for the United Nations Security Council to meet over India’s decision to remove special autonomous status of the disputed Kashmir region.

Last week, India’s Hindu nationalist-led government abolished the autonomous status from the Indian-controlled section of Kashmir, a Himalayan region that has been claimed in its entirety by both India and Pakistan since partition in 1947. Since then,telephone lines, internet and television networks have been blocked and there are restrictions on movement and assembly.

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