Pakistan appeals to UNSC to intervene on Kashmir crisis, Amit Shah chairs security meet

NEW DELHI/ ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Sunday upped the ante on Kashmir, with Prime Minister Imran Khan alleging use of “cluster bombs” by India on civilians along the LoC and appealing to the UN Security Council to intervene, while Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi raised the matter with the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC.

India has strongly denied any use of cluster bombs to target civilians along the Line of Control.

Amid the escalating tensions in Jammu and Kashmir, in the wake of the government asking tourists and pilgrims to cut short their visit to the state following intelligence inputs of terror threats, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday presided over a high-level security meeting in New Delhi.

In New Delhi, National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, Intelligence Bureau chief Arvind Kumar, Research and Analysis Wing (RAW chief Samant Kumar Goel and senior Home Ministry officials attended the high-level meeting chaired by Shah.

Additional Secretary (Jammu and Kashmir Division Gyanesh Kumar separately briefed the Minister about the situation in Kashmir Valley.

Shah is reportedly planning to visit Jammu and Kashmir. This too was discussed, said a source.

The Home Minister was apprised about the situation on the border where some Pakistani soldiers were killed by Indian forces when they tried to infiltrate into Jammu and Kashmir on the night of July 31-August 1.

The Home Minister’s meeting, the abrupt axing of the Amarnath Yatra and the security build-up has set off speculation about the Modi government’s next move in Jammu and Kashmir.