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Kashmir tensions

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Added On August 10, 2019

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday once again called on India and Pakistan to exercise "maximum restraint" amid tensions over Kashmir.
 
SOUNDBITE (English): STEPHANE DUJARRIC, Spokesperson for UN Secretary-General
"The secretary-general has been following the situation in Jammu and Kashmir with concern and makes an appeal for maximum restraint. The position of the United Nations on this region is governed by the Charter of the United Nations and applicable Security Council resolutions. 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. "
 
Pakistan on Wednesday downgraded diplomatic relations and suspend trade ties with India, after New Delhi revoked the special status of Indian-controlled Kashmir.