China has submitted a formal request for “closed consultations” in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to discuss scrapping of the special status to Jammu and Kashmir by India, reports The New Indian Express.
The development comes after Pakistan wrote a letter on the Kashmir issue to Poland, the council President for the month of August.
According to the report, a UN diplomat informed that a request for such a meeting was submitted very recently. However, no date has yet been scheduled for the meeting.
"China asked for closed consultations on the Security Council agenda item 'India Pakistan Question'. The request was in reference to the Pakistani letter to Security Council President," the diplomat was quoted in the report as saying.
Pakistan had formally called for an emergency meeting of the UNSC to discuss India revoking the special status to J&K.
Though, China also submitted a formal request for such a meeting but Poland has to consult and take into account the preferences of other council members before deciding on time and date for the meeting, the diplomat said.
The diplomat said no decision has been made on the time of meeting so far while adding that the “earliest realistic option” for the meeting is on Friday (16 August) morning.