UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon expressed concern over the situation in Kashmir amid rising tensions in the valley following the killing of Hizbul commander Burhan Wani last week.
Ban's spokesman Stephane Dujarric told reporters here today that the UN Chief has noted with concern the situation unfolding in Kashmir.
Dujarric strongly rejected remarks by a Pakistani journalist that the UN Chief, who had earlier in the day addressed the press on the situation in South Sudan, has"brushed aside" the issue of Kashmir and is not sufficiently addressing it.
"No one is denying that we are concerned about the situation in Kashmir. The fact that the Secretary General did not raise it as he did not raise many other criticalsituations around the world does not mean that he is brushing anything aside," Dujarric said.