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Imran Khan, Saudi Crown Prince Discuss Kashmir Issue

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, received on Monday a telephone call from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Khan briefed the Crown Prince on the latest developments in Kashmir.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s abrupt decision this month to cancel Kashmir’s autonomous status triggered weeks of protests, mainly in the restive district of Soura, which has emerged as the center of discontent.

It has also drawn deep anger in Pakistan, which said last week it would take the case to the International Court of Justice.

On Monday, Khan said the United Nations had a responsibility to ensure that the people of Kashmir had the right to decide their own future through a referendum.