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Article 370: US says India didn’t inform it before moving to revoke special status to J-K

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 07 August 2019, 09:41 PM
Article 370: US says India didn’t inform it before moving to revoke special status to J-K
Article 370: US says India didn’t inform it before moving to revoke special status to J-K

The US on Wednesday said the India “didn’t consult or inform the US government” before moving to revoke Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir a special constitutional status.

“Contrary to press reporting, the Indian government did not consult or inform the US Government before moving to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status,” acting assistant secretary, Bureau of South & Central Affairs, US, said in a statement.

India on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw the special status given to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. The Rajya Sabha gave its approval to the resolution on Monday.

The government had announced on Monday the removal of some provisions of Article 370 to take away Jammu and Kashmir's special status and proposed bifurcation of the state into two Union territories -- Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh -- a far-reaching decision that seeks to redraw the map and future of a region at the centre of protracted militancy.

With this, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fulfilled one of its poll promises within 90 days of the Modi government 2.0 taking charge.

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First Published: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 08:37 PM
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