UN voices ‘great concern’ over growing Indo-Pakistan tensions, calls for ‘restraint’

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UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29 (APP): The United Nations Thursday  voiced “great concern” over the escalating tensions along the Line of Control (LoC) in the disputed Kashmir region, and urged India and Pakistan to “exercise restraint” and resolve their issues through dialogue.

A spokesman of UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters  that the United Nations Military Observers Group in India and Pakistan (UNMOGIP), which monitors the LoC, was aware of the reports of ceasefire violations and was liaising with the authorities concerned to  obtain further information.

“We are following with great concern the increase in tensions
along the Line of Control,” Spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in reply  to a question at the regular noon briefing at UN Headquarters in New York.

“The UN calls on the Governments of India and Pakistan to exercise  restraint and encourage them to continue their efforts to resolve their differences peacefully and through dialogue,” the spokesman said.