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Pakistan is nervous about India’s initiative in Kashmir: Ministry of External Affairs

New Delhi | Pakistan is nervous about the steps India has taken in Jammu and Kashmir, said Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar.

Speaking on a media briefing, Raveesh Kumar said,”There is a feeling that Pakistan is nervous over India’s initiative in Jammu and Kashmir”.

Accusing Pakistan of misleading people he said,” Pakistan thinks it will not be able to mislead people if there is development in Jammu and Kashmir”.

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Raveesh Kumar also spoke on the Samjhauta Express that was stopped by Pakistan at Wagah Border, he said,” It is a unilateral decision we never asked for it and we regret this decision by Pakistan which is intended to feed the narrative that the relation between India and Pakistan have reached an alarming state”.

Opening up on the rumours that Pakistan had closed its airspace, he denied the claims and said that only re-routing has been done.

On consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, he said, “We are in touch with Pakistan.”

India on August 5 revoked Article 370 to withdraw the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and bifurcated the state into two Union Territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

Since then, Pakistan has stood firmly against it, calling the move “illegal” and “unconstitutional”.

They downgraded the bilateral relations between India and Pakistan two days ago, and sent back Indian envoy Ajay Bisaria. India had yesterday asked Pakistan to review its decision.

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