- Meeting between Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Home Minister Amit Shah
- After this meeting, there was a flurry of major political changes in the Union Territory.
- It is claimed that Jammu and Kashmir can be given full statehood by dividing it again.
After the meeting between Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha and Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the flurry of major political change has intensified in this union territory. It is being claimed that by re-dividing Jammu and Kashmir, many changes can be made including the status
Pakistan has expressed serious concern over India’s alleged administrative and demographic changes in Jammu and Kashmir. Reacting to reports of alleged re-partition in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan’s Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Zahid Hafiz Chaudhry said such a change would have no legal effect. The Pakistani spokesperson said that India has violated international laws by taking unilateral and illegal actions in Jammu and Kashmir.
Talks if given a roadmap to restore Article 370: Imran
Zahid Hafiz said that India cannot change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, it cannot force the Kashmiri people and Pakistan to accept illegal consequences. Pakistan will continue to strongly oppose any attempt to change India’s demographic structure and status in Kashmir. This statement of Pakistan has come at a time when its Prime Minister Imran Khan is pleading for talks with India on Kashmir.
Nowadays whenever Imran Khan gets a chance to speak, whatever the context, he definitely brings up relations with India and Kashmir. Even after a meeting with the President of Tajikistan, who arrived in Islamabad two days ago, Imran had made a ruckus for talks with India. Now in a conversation with the news agency Reuters, he also said that he is ready to hold talks if India reinstates Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. At the same time, India has clearly said that there will be no talks until Pakistan stops terrorism.
Offering to negotiate with the condition
On the question asked in the context of talks with India, Imran said that if there is a roadmap, then yes, we will talk. Earlier, Imran Khan and several leaders of his government had said that before starting the process of normalizing relations with India, it will have to return Kashmir’s abolished status in 2019. At the same time, if this condition of Pakistan is seen from India’s point of view, it seems impossible at the moment.
Imran wants return of Article 370
Earlier on 5 August 2019, India had abolished Article 370 and 35A applicable in Jammu and Kashmir. Since then the Constitution and laws of India have been fully implemented in this state. Not only this, the Government of India, dividing Jammu and Kashmir into two parts, abolished the status of the state and made it a union territory. Irritated by this decision, the Pakistan government had withdrawn its ambassador by stopping bilateral trade with India.