Article 370: “Closed Consultation” tonight at UN Security Council

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The UN Security Council is all set to meet to discuss on the decision of India to abrogate Article 370 giving special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The meeting has been scheduled after Pakistan wrote a letter on the issue to the world body.

As per news agency PTI report, a UN Official said that China had asked for closed consultations on the Security Council agenda item ‘India Pakistan Question’. “The request was in reference to the Pakistani letter to the UN Security Council President”.

The Council’s schedule said “Security Council consultations (closed) India/Pakistan”, listed for 10 am.

It may be noted that closed UN meetings are not open to the public and no verbatim record of statements is kept.

Consultations are informal meetings of the Security Council members and are not covered in the Repertoire.

The Repertoire, mandated by the UN General Assembly, provides comprehensive coverage of the Security Council’s interpretation and application of the United Nations Charter and its own Provisional Rules of Procedure since 1946. Its primary purpose is to provide member states, including those elected to serve on the Security Council, the United Nations system, academics and others with a source of information regarding the evolving practice of the UN Security Council.

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