After failure at diplomatic front, Imran Khan asks Pakistanis living abroad to raise Kashmir propaganda

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 22 August 2019, 02:37 PM
Imran Khan
Imran Khan

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has asked his party's workers and followers living abroad to help highlight the Kashmir issue internationally. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf decided to highlight the Kashmir issue at all the world forums.

Tensions between India and Pakistan spiked after New Delhi abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was an internal matter and also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.  

During a meeting with his party's Overseas Secretary Abdullah Riar on Wednesday, the prime minister directed the party leaders and workers to hold protest in New York against Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the UN General Assembly session next month. 

Pakistan has got much support internationally over the Kashmir issue. More than two weeks after India revoked the special status of Kashmir, support continues to build for New Delhi’s actions. 

Three more nations have now backed India’s stance on Kashmir that abrogation of Article 370 is an internal matter and that Kashmir, as an issue, is a bilateral one - between India and Pakistan.

While Britain joined the growing list of nations that have backed India’s stance on Kashmir, on Tuesday, France and Bangladesh came out in open support today (Wednesday). This came even as United States President Donald Trump reiterated his offer of mediation on the Kashmir issue.

Pakistan is expected to take the Kashmir issue to International Court of Justice (ICJ). Pakistan said that it would take its dispute with India over Kashmir to the ICJ after India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

Earlier, Pakistan's plan to raise the matter at the United Nations failed as members of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) decided at informal consultations that the issue was a bilateral one between New Delhi and Islamabad.

(With PTI Inputs)

First Published: Thursday, August 22, 2019 02:16 PM
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