The UN secretary-general also appealed for "maximum restraint" and urged India and Pakistan "to refrain from taking steps that could affect" the regions status. He condemned the imposition of communications blackout and security clampdown, saying "Kashmir has been converted into the world's biggest jail" by India by forcing people to stay home.
Modi said Kashmir is ready to undo decades of neglect by a political system dominated by two families, which he said had bred dynastic rule and corruption.
"China is not only a friend to Pakistan but also an important country of the region".
PM Modi recalled how Kashmir has been a favorite of Bollywood filmmakers and said he hopes that one day worldwide films too will be shot in the region. Article 370 was extensively considered and carefully drafted in order to ensure the peaceful and democratic accession of the formerly princely state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union, contended the petition, identifying the significance of Article 370, defining and regulating the relationship between J&K and the Union of India.
Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh on Map after bifurcation into UTs.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, according to a press statement, during his meeting with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mehmood Qureshi in Beijing said: "China is seriously concerned about the latest escalation of tensions in Kashmir".
The Council's Resolution 47 adopted on April 21, 1948, said Pakistan should withdraw its nationals from Kashmir before a plebiscite can be held.
"And if there was, I certainly wouldn't be announcing it here, but no, there's not", Ortagus said in response to a follow-up question.
The Charter also says that the United Nations can not "intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state". "They have touched something they don't know how to get out of".
The crowd was pushed back by police at Aiwa bridge, where a witness said tear gas and pellets were used against them.
Today's petition said the government decision "amounts to an overnight abrogation of the democratic rights and freedoms guaranteed to the people of the State of Jammu and Kashmir upon its accession". He said he had told his Indian counterpart, S Jaishankar, that Islamabad dismissed New Delhi's decision to term revoking Article 370 "an internal matter".
An estimated 20,000 people living along the heavily militarized Line of Control in the Pakistan-administered part of Kashmir have moved to safer places in the past week due to cross-border firing.
Regional leaders have warned of a backlash in the area, where militants have been fighting Indian rule for almost 30 years, leading to the deaths of more than 50,000 people.
The contesting claims have led to two of the three wars between the neighbors being fought over Kashmir.
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