UNITED NATIONS - The United Nations is monitoring the deteriorating situation in Indian occupied Kashmir as Muslim protests have erupted across the disputed state following the killing by Indian troops of 15 people staging a peaceful march, but made no immediate comments. "The Secretary-General (Ban Ki-moon) is aware of the situation and we are monitoring", Farhan Haq, a U.N. spokesman said in reply to a question by a Pakistani correspondent at the regular noon briefing. "We do not have extensive comments at this stage," he said, adding that "Our human rights colleagues in Geneva are also aware of it (the situation) and determining whether to make any comments." The questioner pointed out that Kashmir has become a "hot spot" as he also sought the secretary-general's comments on the killing of Hurriyat leader Sheikh Abdul Aziz by Indian security forces. "I don't have anything further to say," spokesman Haq said. Kashmir is on agenda of the Security Council, which has on its record several resolution on the Indo-Pakistan dispute calling for the implementation of the right of Kashmiri people to self-determination.