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Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria summoned by Pakistan after Article 370 scrapped in J-K

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 05 August 2019, 09:26 PM
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria
Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria

The Pakistani Foreign Secretary on Monday summoned Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria after a resolution to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir was passed in the Rajya Sabha. The Indian government on Monday revoked Article 370 of the Constitution which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and proposed that the state be bifurcated into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.

“The Foreign Secretary conveyed Pakistan's unequivocal rejection of these illegal actions as they are in breach of international law and several UN Security Council resolutions. Pakistan’s resolute condemnation of the unlawful actions aimed at further consolidating the illegal occupation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK) was underscored,” the Pakistan Foreign Minister said in a statement.

Pakistan's "resolute condemnation of the unlawful actions aimed at further consolidating the illegal occupation" of Jammu and Kashmir was underscored, it added.

The foreign secretary also condemned the "preceding pre-meditated steps" such as complete lock-down of Kashmir, deployment of additional troops, imposition of curfew, house arrest of Kashmiri leaders and suspension of communication services, among others, it said.

Pakistan's consistent opposition to all Indian "attempts to change the demographic structure and final status" of Jammu and Kashmir was emphasized, the statement said.

The foreign secretary called upon India to "halt and reverse its unlawful and destabilizing actions, ensure full compliance with UN Security Council resolutions, and refrain from any further action that could entail serious implications."

He reiterated that Pakistan will continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiri people's "struggle for realisation of their inalienable right to self-determination." 

First Published: Monday, August 05, 2019 09:07 PM
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