Kathmandu, June 19 (KMS): The upper house of Nepal’s Parliament has approved a new map for the country, including land controlled by India, in a row that has strained ties between the South Asian neighbours.

Chairman of the house Ganesh Prasad Timilsina said, members in the 59-seat National Assembly, or upper house, voted 57-0 in favour of a constitutional amendment bill seeking to replace the old map. »

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United Nations, June 19 (KMS): At the United Nations, Pakistan says India’s election to the UN Security Council (UNSC) as a non-permanent member will not in any way affect the status of Kashmir dispute.

Talking to media, Pakistan’s permanent representative to United Nations Munir Akram said Kashmir dispute remains firmly on the agenda of 15-member body and which must be resolved on the basis of its resolutions. »

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Islamabad, Juune 19 (KMS): Pakistan has said the Indian election to non-permanent seat of the UN Security Council has raised a fundamental question as a country with the credential of being consistent violator of the Security Council’s resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir must be held accountable rather than being facilitated.

“We congratulate Ireland, Norway and Mexico on their election to Security Council. The election of India, however, raises fundamental questions … its actions in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and beyond are the fundamental negation of the purposes and principles of the UN charter. India is a consistent violator of UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir dispute. And rather than facilitating a country with such credentials, it must be held accountable. India must be asked to abide by the resolutions of the UN Security Council,” Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said in her weekly press briefing. »

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Islamabad, June 19 (KMS): It’s a double-edged sword for women in Indian Occupied  Kashmir (IOK) – to live in a conflict zone and also experience a constant threat of sexual violence.

As the world marks United Nation’s International Day for Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict today (Friday), the women in IOK continue to face the horrors of rape, sexual abuse and molestation at the hands of Indian security forces. »

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