Pakistan asks UN Security Council to meet over Kashmir
18 August 2019 | 11:25 am
Pakistan has requested that the UN Security Council meet over India abolishing Kashmir's special autonomous status. Tensions have escalated in the region, which has been disputed for more than 70 years.
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