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The United Nations Security Council Monday rebuffed its president-Russia’s Jacob A. Malik-by refusing to approve the agenda for an emergency meeting he had summoned to consider the United Nations’ shaky truce in Palestine and the situation in Kashmir.

The vote was 2 to 0 with seven affirmative ballots needed for passage. The Soviet Ukraine voted with Malik. The other nine delegates abstained.

The unusual action left the Council with nothing on the table to debate.

It was the first time in the history of the Council that delegates had openly rejected a meeting program advanced by its president. The opposition centered around a contention of the majority that there was no emergency and therefore no need to have a meeting.

The Jews and the Arabs have been accusing each other of truce violations. Reports reaching here from Palestine have indicated generally that most of the incidents are taking place in and around Jerusalem, with the rest of the Holy Land fairly quiet.

In Amman, Trans-Jordan, a Red Cross spokesman said Monday Jews evacuated the Red Cross security zone of Jerusalem at noon and withdrawal of other forces (Arabs) was to be effected in the presence of United Nations observers shortly.

James C. Lide of Camden, Ark., an employee of the United States Consulate in Jerusalem, suffered a slight flesh wound Monday on one leg from a sniper’s bullet.

In the Kashmir case, a U. N. commission has submitted a cease-fire plan for that princely state to India and Pakistan. The commission now has asked the Council to send a military adviser and 40 military observers to Kashmir to police the hoped-for-peace.