BEIJING: China on Tuesday opposed India’s decision to revoke the special status of Kashmir because it undermines Chinese territorial sovereignty.
In a movement to strengthen its control over the Himalayan region, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi dropped a constitutional provision that allowed the only Muslim-majority region occupied by India to enact its own laws.
“Recently, India continued to undermine China’s territorial sovereignty by unilaterally changing its domestic law,” added Hua, in a statement on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
“India’s action is unacceptable and would have no legal effect,” Hua added. China urged India to be cautious about border problems and strictly comply with the agreements reached by both countries to avoid any further action that would complicate border problems even more, the spokesperson said.
Responding to a question about China’s position on the growing tension in the region due to the deployment of a large number of additional paramilitary troops in India Held Kashmir and the elimination of his “special status,” the spokesman said China was “seriously worried “about the current situation.
“China’s position on the Kashmir problem is clear and consistent. It is also an international consensus that the Kashmir problem is a problem of the past between India and Pakistan,” he said.
“The relevant parties must exercise restraint and act with caution.
In response to criticism from China, the spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of India, Raveesh Kumar, said the bill introduced in the Parliament of India to create a new trade union territory in Ladakh was “an internal matter related to the territory of India. “
“India does not comment on the internal affairs of other countries and, similarly, expects other countries to do the same,” he said. Kumar said that New Delhi and Beijing agreed to find a “fair, reasonable and mutually acceptable settlement” of the border dispute based on “Political parameters and guiding principles for the solution of the question of the border between India and China.” He added that both parties agreed to maintain peace and tranquility in border areas until such an agreement is reached.