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The last time there was a full Security Council meeting on Kashmir dispute was in 1965

The last time there was a full Security Council meeting on Kashmir dispute was in 1965

Reacting to India's decision, Pakistan expelled the Indian High Commissioner soon after deciding to downgrade diplomatic ties with New Delhi.

"We have banned Indian advertisements and launched a crackdown on CD shops to confiscate Indian movies", Dawn newspaper quoted Firdous Ashiq Awan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information, as saying. However, Indian diplomats said it was clear there was no traction for Pakistan's exertions considering no country other than China came out and spoke about the matter, including the U.S. till the time of writing this.

Pemra on Wednesday circulated a letter dated Aug 14 on Wednesday announcing the ban.

New Delhi maintains that its Kashmir decision is an internal matter, arguing that it has no bearing on China or Pakistan. A readout from a recent call between the President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Pakistan's prime minister emphasized Kashmiri self-determination.

On 5 August, India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution removing special status to Jammu and Kashmir and has also bifurcated the state into two Union territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

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The latest clash came as the UN Security Council is set to hold closed-door consultations to decide whether to call an emergency meeting on Kashmir at Pakistan's request.

The United Nations Security Council will hold a closed door meeting on Kashmir today.

Lodhi underscored the fact that Pakistan "stands ready for a peaceful settlement of the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir".

She said she had contacted FM Qureshi who had conveyed that this is the first step that Pakistan has taken on behalf of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

Gulf Arab countries have remained mostly silent as India's government moved to strip Indian-administered Kashmir of its limited autonomy, imposing a sweeping military curfew in the disputed Muslim-majority region and cutting off residents from all communication and the internet.

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Carrying green Islamic flags and placards reading "Stop Genocide in Kashmir, Wake Up World", young and old people took to the streets in Srinagar, the region's main city, after Friday prayers.

"Public order is integral to ensuring that democracy prospers", he added, denying reports that India was committing human rights violations in the former Himalayan region. What happens in the future depends on the circumstances.' Both countries lay claim to Kashmir with the United Nations describing it as a "disputed territory". China's envoy to the U.N Zhang Jun said the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is "leftover from history and according to United Nations resolutions its status is undecided and it is an internationally recognized dispute".

Pakistan said it returned fire, killing five Indian soldiers.

Pakistan's military said earlier Friday that Indian firing across the Line of Control dividing the region killed another soldier, raising the death toll to six in less than 24 hours.

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