Stop terror to start talks: India hammers Pak after UNSC’s Kashmir consultation
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Stop terror to start talks: India hammers Pak after UNSC’s Kashmir consultation

The United Nations Security Council took no action during the closed meeting, which was called for by China and Pakistan.

India on Friday panned Pakistan for its continued support to terrorism, declaring that the Islamabad must end its support to terrorism for dialogue between the two neighbours to resume.

New Delhi also underscored that the government did impose reasonable restrictions in Kashmir “to stop terrorists bleeding our people”, news agency Press Trust of India said, quoting India’s envoy to the UN Syed Akbaruddin.

The United Nations Security Council took no action during the closed consultation, which was called for by China and Pakistan.

But it was a rare meeting, held for the first time in decades.

Pakistan’s UN ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told reporters after the council’s consultations, that “this is the first and not the last step”.

The council listened to briefings and reports presented by UN bodies at the consultations that lasted just over an hour and members expressed “serious concerns” about the situation in Kashmir and urged all parties to not take unilateral action that could aggravate the situation further, Chinese Permanent Representative to the UN Zhang Jun told reporters after the consultations that China had called.

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