Islamabad | Pakistan has reacted to Indian Government’s scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir today, by “rejecting” it.
In a statement released on Monday, they said they strongly condemn and reject the announcements made today.
They called Kashmir an “internationally recognised disputed territory”.
The statement read that no step by the government can change this and it will never be accepted by the people of Kashmir and Pakistan.
“As the party to this international dispute, Pakistan will exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps”, it reads.
Article 370 scrapped
Earlier today, Home Minister Amit Shah had proposed the scrapping of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir, which was given a nod by President Ramnath Kovind.
It was also declared that Jammu and Kashmir will now become a Union Territory, with the legislature like Delhi. Whereas Ladakh will also become a Union Territory, without a legislature.
Former Chief Minister of J&K Mehbooba Mufti called it a “darkest day of democracy”.
BJP leaders have welcomed the decision and have said that a “historical mistake has been corrected”.
The decision comes amid a growing tension for the past week by an increase in the unrest in the state. Amarnath Yatris were abruptly called back and schools have been shut.
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