UAE backs India over Scrapping Article 370 and Kashmir`s Autonomy

wilayattimes (United Arab Emirates )

Abu Dhabi:In a report carried by an Emirati newspaper, Abu Dhabi’s ambassador to New Delhi says the move by the BJP government to revoke Kashmir’s autonomy in the majority-Muslim state would ‘encourage further stability and peace’.
The UAE’s top official in India has given his backing to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government over its decision to revoke Kashmir’s treaty of accession, which will take autonomy away from the people of the state and potentially lead to the settlement of Indians in the disputed territory.

The UAE’s Indian Ambassador Ahmad Al Banna, said the issue was an “internal matter” but that the revocation of the treaty would lead to peace.

“We expect that the changes would improve social justice and security and confidence of the people in the local governance and will encourage further stability and peace,” Banna said, according to Gulf News.

Abu Dhabi has traditionally maintained close ties with both Pakistan and India, and millions of expatriate workers from both countries live across the UAE.

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