Committed to gradually removing all restrictions in Kashmir, says India after closed door meeting of UNSC

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UNITED NATIONS : Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the UN Security, said  the government is committed to gradually removing all restrictions in Kashmir and the government is undertaking steps towards normalcy.

His statement came  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.

“Prevention is better than cure. Measures we took were preventive in nature. These efforts sometimes lead to restrictions. There was not one fatality,” Mr Akbaruddin told reporters at the UN.

“These have no external ramifications, the recent decisions taken by the Government of India and our legislative bodies are intended to ensure that good governance is promoted, social economic development is enhance for our people in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh,” he said.

With PTI inputs

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