The UN has said it is “following with concern the tense situation” in Kashmir after India’s government revoked part of the constitution relating to the special status of Indian-administered Kashmir.
Article 370 of the constitution granted significant autonomy to the state of Kashmir.
Speaking in New York, Stéphane Dujarric, the Spokesperson of the UN Secretary-General, said the United Nations was “aware of reports of restrictions on the Indian side of Kashmir,” and urged “all parties to exercise restraint.”
He added that the UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan, known as UNMOGIP, has observed and reported an increase in military activity along the line of control which separates India from Kasmir.
India and Pakistan fought several conflicts over the disputed region and the UN has been mandated since 1949 to monitor the ceasefire between the two countries.