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Aug 10, 2019 | 19:56 GMT

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Pakistan, India: Islamabad Says It Will Go to the U.N. to Challenge New Delhi's Actions in Kashmir

What Happened: Pakistan said on Aug. 10 that with China's support, it will take up India's unilateral actions in the disputed region of Kashmir with the U.N. Security Council, AP reported. Pakistan also said it might approach the U.N. Human Rights Commission over what it says is the "genocide" of the Kashmiri people.

Why It Matters: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Hindu nationalist-led government this week stripped the Himalayan region of its special constitutional autonomy and imposed a strict curfew. Modi said India's move was necessary to free the region of "terrorism and separatism." Pakistan says India's actions have increased the threat to regional peace.

Background: Kashmir is claimed by both India and Pakistan and is divided between the archrivals. Rebels have been fighting New Delhi's rule for decades in the Indian-controlled portion.

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