The Chinese ambassador to the United Nations, Zhang Jun, said on Friday (August 16) that members of the Security Council generally feel India and Pakistan should both refrain from unilateral action over Kashmir.
The United Nations continues to urge restraint amidst rising tensions between nuclear-armed nations India and Pakistan after New Delhi revoked the special status of Kashmir that has long been a region of dispute with Islamabad.
Thousands of Indians have started leaving the disputed region of Kashmir after the local government issued a security alert related to possible militant attacks in the area, a senior government official said on Saturday.
Tensions in Indian-administered Kashmir rose Sunday over the weekend deployment of at least 10 000 paramilitary troops to the troubled region despite authorities’ assertions the move was routine.
Police in Indian-administered Kashmir fired tear gas on Tuesday as thousands of students protested for a second day over the alleged rape of a three-year-old child.