UN Security Council members hold rare "closed consultations," called by Beijing, on disputed Kashmir where New Delhi is accused of abuses against its mostly-Muslim population.
The International Committee of the Red Cross hasn’t been able to work in India-held Kashmir since it was stripped of its political autonomy on August 5, foreign aid workers are not being issued visas and Kashmiris are being left without support.
Avalanches, flooding and harsh winter weather has killed nearly 130 people across Pakistan and Afghanistan since Sunday.
EU nations, except Norway, refused to take part in a rare diplomatic visit to disputed India-administered Kashmir, where New Delhi's lockdown after annexation continues since August 5.
Before embarking on the mission of nullifying the semi-autonomous status of the disputed region, India arm-twisted its local press, forcing publishers to gag their leading opinion writers and columnists.
Officials say mortars fired by Indian troops into Pakistan-administered Kashmir targeted civilians and damaged nearly a dozen homes. Meanwhile, Pakistanis in capital Islamabad rally in support of the people of Kashmir.
Nine people killed in northern Uttar Pradesh state in clashes between police and protesters, officials say, raising death toll in more than a week of unrest triggered by a citizenship law widely seen as anti-Muslim.
Islamabad has been reactionary, rather than anticipatory, and the last-minute backing out from the ongoing Kuala Lumpur summit could further isolate the country when it needs committed friends the most.
Authorities have banned gatherings including all of Uttar Pradesh and Bangalore, areas of the northeast and parts of Bihar, New Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai.
China's UN Ambassador Zhang Jun told the UN Security Council that he would again request the meeting when the peacekeeping mission was ready to give a detailed briefing.
India's move to integrate Jammu and Kashmir into the central state has inadvertently led to a rise in the Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's popularity among Kashmiris.
Pakistani officials and Kashmiris have slammed the notion that an 'Israel Model' be applied in Kashmir saying it only confirms the true nature of India's recent actions in Kashmir.
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