ISLAMABAD: The Indian government hastened on Monday through a presidential decree to abolish articles 370 and 35A of the Constitution, which grants special status to the Indian Held Kashmir, as tensions increased in the valley in dispute with an unprecedented number of Indian troops deployed in the region.
The special status of IHK has been abolished, as it has a separate flag and the right to separate constitution. Indian Interior Minister Amit Shah presented a resolution to dismiss article 370 in Rajya Sabha on Monday, which would revoke the special status granted to the IHK and make the state a Union territory with the legislature.
The Modi government was heavily condemned as the Indian pro-Indian parties Held Kashmir also showed strong reservations and condemned the movement as strongly as possible.
A series of developments in India Held Kashmir over the past 10 days has triggered fear and panic among residents and leaders, and New Delhi confirmed that it had deployed at least 10,000 soldiers in the region. Since then another 70,000 have been deployed.
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood said there was a threat of genocide and ethnic cleansing in IHK after India revoked article 370.
Qureshi said Pakistan will request and appeal to the United Nations, OIC, friendly countries and human rights organizations not to remain silent on this issue. According to Qureshi, the situation in IHK was more serious than before. “We will consult our legal experts and I believe that the freedom movement in Kashmir will gain momentum,” he added.
In reaction to the development, the leader of Congress and former IHK Prime Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad claimed that the BJP had “killed the Constitution.” Former Indian Prime Minister Held Kashmir, Mehbooba Mufti, condemned the proposed revocation of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution in a series of tweets.
“People like us who put faith in Parliament, the temple of democracy have been deceived. Those elements in J&K that rejected the [Indian] constitution and sought resolution under the UN have been vindicated. This will exacerbate the alienation felt by the cachemires, “he wrote. .
She said the Modi government had killed the constitution and that they would protect with their blood. “What did J&K get for joining India? Another partition along communal lines? Our special status is not a gift granted to us. A contract signed by the leadership of J&K and India. Today the same contract has been violated, “the former minister said in another tweet.
Former IHK Prime Minister Omar Abdullah called the unilateral measure of the Indian government to revoke articles 370 and 35A as a total betrayal of the trust that the Kashmir people had placed in India.
“The UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan has observed and reported an increase in military activity on the Control Line in recent days,” said UN Secretary-General Stephane Dujarric spokesman in a statement. “The United Nations calls on both parties to exercise maximum restraint to ensure that the situation does not deteriorate further,” the statement said.
A handful of opposition parties in India denounced their movement to eliminate the special status of IHK by abolishing articles 370 and 35A. Ally of the ruling Bhartiya Janta Party, Janata Dal United under Nitish Kumar, said the bill lacked consensus. Another party leader said he is boycotting the law, according to a Hindustan Times report.
BJP’s rival party, Congress criticized the movement and called it a “black day” in the history of the constitution of India. The leader of Congress, P Chidambaram, said: “We anticipate a misfortune, but we don’t think about our wildest dreams that would take such a catastrophic step.