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Pak's UN envoy Lodhi raises Kashmir issue with Security Council President

While UN Secretary General Antnio Guterres has expressed concern at the situation in Kashmir, the UN has maintained that India and Pakistan need to find a peaceful solution

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has raised the issue with President, saying the situation in the valley and the "escalation" of tension along the pose a threat to international peace and security.

Pakistan's to the UN Maleeha Lodhi yesterday in a tweet said that she raised the issue of with Of the for the month of April Gustavo Meza-Cuadra, the Permanent of to the

She said the "grave situation" in and "escalation on the LoC pose a serious threat to international peace and security."

Lodhi also discussed the situation with members of the Pakistani and Kashmiri community at Pakistan's mission yesterday at a meeting to mark 'Solidarity Day', she said in another tweet, posting pictures of the event.

Earlier, Lodhi had tweeted that will continue to support the "heroic struggle of our Kashmiri brothers and sisters."


Lodhi repeated her stance that a "peaceful settlement" of the issue in accordance with relevant resolutions is a "pre-requisite for lasting peace and stability" in

continuously raises the issue at the UN seeking the world body's intervention in the dispute with But has always maintained that is a bilateral issue with

While UN has expressed concern at the situation in Kashmir, the UN has maintained that and need to find a through "engagement and dialogue".

Last week, Indian security forces undertook three counter-insurgency operations in in which 13 militants were killed, including those responsible for the brutal killing of

Three Army jawans and four civilians were also killed in Anantnag and Shopian districts of Out of the 13 terrorists, 11 have been identified and all of them are locals, officials have said.

First Published: Sat, April 07 2018. 15:15 IST
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