Turning his focus on the issue, Modi said the country has entered an era where it does not need to hide its problems and asserted that the time had come to face challenges head on. But to his supporters, Modi is an incorruptible ascetic unafraid to tell the truth - a man who understands what it means to be poor but, like so many of his supporters, wants India to be treated with respect by the rest of the world.
Modi said special constitutional status for the state of Jammu and Kashmir had encouraged corruption and nepotism, while creating injustice for women, children and minority communities in India's only majority-Muslim region.
It is extremely rare for the Security Council to discuss Kashmir, which has been divided between India and Pakistan since independence from Britain in 1947. Critics have likened it to Israeli settlements in Palestinian territories. Patel added: "The prime minister must listen to the people in the region, engage with them and hear what they have to say when it comes to decisions that affect their lives".
Under the aegis of various political parties and organisations, rallies were staged in Islamabad and other cities of the country as well in Muzaffarabad, the capital of Azad Jammu Kashmir.
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Tensions between the two nuclear rivals have ratcheted up after India's controversial move stripping the limited autonomy of the breathtakingly lovely valley. Any action by the 15-member council is unlikely as the United States traditionally backs India and China supports Pakistan.
"And at the end of that path, Kashmir will be independent".
"If India chooses to resort again to the use of force, Pakistan will be obliged to respond, in self-defence, with all its capabilities", he said, adding that "in view of the risky implications" Pakistan requested the meeting.
He's been under pressure to boost growth after the Water Program slipped to a five-year low of 5.8% in the three months to March.
"The ceasefire violations by India are a threat to regional peace and security and may lead to a strategic miscalculation", he said.
Warning of imminent conflict, he said: "I am telling Narendra Modi that if you try a skirmish, we will respond tenfold".