Updates on J&K
Every Indian is proud of the momentous decision of abrogation of Article 370 and it’s an internal affair clearly.
Supreme Court has stood by the government on this matter. Not only have they refused to immediately hear the petitions against the abrogation but have also justified the restrictions being imposed.
Responding to a petition filed by TehseenPoonawala, the apex court has said that the government must be given time to restore normalcy in the state. Tehseen had demanded all the restrictions including internet and communication to be lifted immediately. The court refused the petition citing the very sensitive situation in the state. The SC will review the law and order situations after two weeks.
Recently, foreign minister S Jaishankar emphasized to China that India’s decision to revoke Article 370 has no impact on border negotiations with Pakistan or China.
Rahul Gandhi on J&K:
On the other hand, A couple of days back, Rahul Gandhi alleged that there is a lot going on in Kashmir that is not being reported by the media. He even demanded an all-party delegation to be invited to the state. Upon this, Governor of J&K Satyapal Malik offered to send an aircraft for Rahul to visit the state and clear his doubts. Rahul, however, is in no mood to accept the statements and justifications being offered. he countered Malik’s offer by demanding the freedom to meet the locals.
“The legislative measures were aimed at promoting better governance and socio-economic development. There was no implication for either the external boundaries of India or the Line of Actual Control(LAC) with China. India was not raising any additional territorial claims,” said Jaishankar to China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
China on J&K issue
Beijing was reproving of India’s decision of turning Kashmir’s mostly Buddhist region of Ladakh into an administrative territory.
“China is always opposed to India’s inclusion of the Chinese territory in the western sector of the China-India boundary into its administrative jurisdiction. Recently India has continued to undermine China’s territorial sovereignty by unilaterally changing its domestic law. Such practice is unacceptable and will not come into force,” said a China’s Foreign Ministry spokeswomen.
Replying to Pakistan on J&K issue
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has also commented on India’s move to abrogate Article 370.
“We will fight it (Modi’s policy) at every forum. We’re thinking how we can take it to International Court (of Justice) … to the United Nations Security Council,” Prime Minister Imran Khan told Pakistan’s parliament,” Khan said.
India’s foreign ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar clearly stated that it was a domestic issue.
“India does not comment on the internal affairs of other countries and similarly expects other countries to do likewise,” he said.
“Action taken by Pakistan is unilateral, have not consulted us. Whether it is Samjhauta express, trade relationship has been done without consulting us. We have urged them to reconsider these decisions. We want Pakistan to understand that the decisions they have announced are unilateral. I think it is clear that Pakistan’s action to pain an alarming situation and also relating unrelated issues to the internal matters of India have not succeeded,” Kumar said referring to the actions taken by Pakistan after the abrogation of Article 370.
Russia supports Article 370
While China and Pakistan showed their critical concerns, Russia has come up in support of India’s move on Jammu and Kashmir. The country’s say is that the changes in the status are within the framework of the Indian Constitution.
The revolutionary step taken by the Indian government on the 5th of August 2019 has invited criticism as well as support. Indians are hailing the decision of Modi-led government while outsiders are being expository about it.
PM’s tweet on J&K
Yesterday, PM Modi tweeted, “for years, vested interest groups who believed in emotional blackmail never cared for people’s empowerment. J&K is now free from their shackles.”
Steps are being taken to ensure security in Jammu and Kashmir.
Eid in the Valley
Eid was celebrated in the Valley but the sheer excitement was seen missing. People prayed in the local mosques but security forces were in action to prevent any dispute on the roads of Kashmir.
According to the sources, everything was peaceful other than the two minor injuries reported in Kashmir.
As Indians, we feel happy that now Kashmiri pandits can step back to their home and the union territory is now free from all kinds of restrictions imposed by Article 370.
China and Pakistan should steer clear of making more comments on the internal matter. What do you say?
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