- Poland holds the rotating presidency of the U.N.'s most powerful body and its spokesman said Thursday that the closed consultations will take place Friday morning.
U.N. officials said the council session may be its first on Kashmir since the late 1990s, or possibly since the 1971 India-Pakistan war.
With the end of British colonial rule in 1947, the Indian subcontinent was divided into predominantly Hindu India and mainly Muslim Pakistan. The countries fought a war over Muslim-majority Kashmir which ended in 1948 with a U.N.-brokered cease-fire that left Kashmir divided.
A Security Council resolution promised a U.N.-sponsored referendum on Kashmir's "final disposition" that has never been held.