Washington: The Government of India’s decision to remove Article 370 is supported by the US. The US has again warned Pakistan to take action against militants and terrorist groups on its land and stop helping infiltrators on the Line of Control (LoC). America has said this many times before. The US House Foreign Affairs Committee and Senate Foreign Relations Committee said this in a joint statement on Wednesday.
India was also advised in the statement. India was told transparency and political participation are most important in a democracy. It is expected that the Government of India will take care of these things in Jammu and Kashmir. India is the largest democracy in the world. Therefore, it becomes its responsibility to ensure that all citizens are valued and their rights are protected, such as they have the right to gather and share information and have the right to safety.
Imran spoke to British PM and Saudi Crown Prince
At the same time, there is panic in Pakistan with the decision of the Government of India to remove Article 370. As a result, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday spoke to his British counterpart Boris Johnson and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman of Saudi Arabia. The main issue of discussion with both leaders was the abolition of Article 370 and the abolition of special status of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistan preparing to raise the matter in UNSC
After India’s historic move, Imran is in touch with leaders from all over the world. On Monday, he spoke to Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Muhammad and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoan. According to a Pak official, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi is also going to visit China soon to discuss the situation in Kashmir and relations with India. Pakistan has decided that it will tell the world what are the side effects of the decision to remove Article 370 from Kashmir. Pakistan is also preparing to raise the matter in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
Closely following rollout of legislative changes in J&K: US
Meanwhile, two powerful US lawmakers on Wednesday called upon India to protect the constitutional and democratic rights of all its citizens in a reference to Kashmir developments and the Donald Trump administration reiterated once again it was closely following the rollout of the legislative changes in the state and continued to be concerned over arrests and detentions there.