Syed Akbaruddin said the government is committed to permanently removing all restrictions in Kashmir
India today said that the country's national position was and remains that matters related to Article 370 are an entirely internal matter, after a rare closed door meeting at the United Nations Security Council to discuss New Delhi's move to end the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
The meeting was called after Pakistan – backed by its all-weather ally– China, requested "closed consultations" on the issue.
Syed Akbaruddin, India's Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Security, said the government is committed to permanently removing all restrictions in Kashmir and the government is taking steps towards normalcy.
"Change is internal to India. This change has not affected our external orientation," he said.
The outcome of the UNSC meeting will not be a formal consultation as the consultations are informal in nature. India and Pakistan did not attend the meeting, which was open only to five permanent members and 10 non-permanent members.
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