Kashmir is a disputed territory, not possible to change its legal status: Pakistan FM Shah Mehmood Qureshi

wilayattimes (Pakistan)

Islamabad:Pakistan`s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on said that Pakistan will take every possible action it could take on diplomatic front after Indian government on Monday has ended special status of the valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution.

Whil Speaking with Dunya News, he said that voices have started coming out from inside India and different political parties have started reacting. India’s opposition parties have declared today’s day as the darkest day in the history of the country.

The foreign minister said, “We had doubt that New Delhi was going to do a bigger drama, adding that Pakistan had written a letter to United Nations Secretary General and apprised him about Islamabad’s concerns.”

Quershi went on to say that Modi government scrapped occupied Kashmir’s special status through back door, adding that New Delhi violated Shimla agreement by abrogating Kashmir’s special status.

“Indian politicians like Shashi Tharoor and Chidambaram were also speaking against the Modi government’s decision,” he said.

To a question, the FM said Pakistan will take every possible action it could take on diplomatic front, adding that joint session of the parliament would also be held on Tuesday. He also welcomed OIC Secretary General’s statement on the issue.

Qureshi said: “Kashmir is a disputed area and it is not possible to change its legal status, while China also have reservations regarding Ladakh.”

Earlier, amid escalating tension in occupied Kashmir following deployment of tens of thousands of additional troops, the Indian government on Monday has ended special status of the valley while scrapping articles 35A and 370 of the Constitution.

In a malicious attempt to turn Muslim majority into minority in occupied Kashmir, the Indian president has signed a four-point amendment decree in this regard.

According to details, the announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah during his address in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament. Shah said, “Kashmir will no longer be a state. It will be divided into two union territories – Kashmir, which will have a legislature, and Ladakh, which will be without a legislature.”

He also told that the valley would be re-organized geographically.”

The revocation of the articles has allowed other non-Muslim Indian citizens to buy land in the valley while a separate legislative assembly will be established there for its own laws.

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