*ISLAMABAD - A big diplomtic success for Pakistan against India in the UN Security Council.*
*Pakistan’s request has been accepted by the UN Security Council to call a session on the Kashmir crisis August 16.*
It will be the first time in 50 years that the matter would be taken up.
The request was submitted by Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Meanwhile, in Pakistan and beyond, India’s independence day was marked as a ‘black day’ given the atrocities in Occupied Kashmir ever since India revoked Article 370 to end the region’s autonomous status.
Kashmir entered its 11th day of a curfew with medicines and food running short. There has been a media blackout and newspapers have not been printed. An estimated 900,000 soldiers are on its streets to clamp down on any protests.
The Muslims in Kashmir were not able to celebrate Eid this year.
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation has said that India has to protect human rights in Kashmir .