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Aug 16, 2019 | 14:20 GMT

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India, Pakistan: U.N. Security Council to Discuss Kashmir Situation

What Happened: The U.N. Security Council will meet Aug. 16 to discuss the ongoing situation in Kashmir, AP has reported.

Why It Matters: Although the meeting is part of Pakistan's strategy to internationalize the dispute over Kashmir, it remains unclear if a potential U.N. Security Council decision will sufficiently ease tensions between India and Pakistan. 

Background: India maintains that its decision to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its autonomous status is an internal matter, while Pakistan is attempting to contest New Delhi's decision by raising the issue on an international stage.

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