Islamabad: Islamabad will approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over Kashmir issue.
An in-principle decision has been taken to take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice, said Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated ever since India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.
The latest move comes four days after the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held a closed-door, informal consultation on the Kashmir situation, although there were no statements or outcomes. Barring China, no other UNSC member commented on the meeting after it ended given that it was an informal consultation.
Following the UNSC meeting, India had underlined that the revocation of J&K special status was ‘an internal matter and that these have no external ramifications’. India had also advised Pakistan to accept the reality and told Islamabad to ‘stop terror to start talks.’