Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi in a letter to the UNSC wrote, “Pakistan will not provoke a conflict, but India should not mistake our restraint for weakness.”
New Delhi| A week after India abrogated Article 370 that provided special provisions to the state of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan is all set to raise this issue in UNSC. Reportedly, Pakistan has asked the United Nations Security Council to conduct a meeting over India’s move. The August 5 decision of the Indian government not only proposed to Abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir but also proposed to bifurcate it into two union territories.
Since then, Pakistan has been reacting to the issue. It also echoed in Pakistan’s parliament. Pakistan had said that it will take it up in the United Nations as well as in the Organization of Islamic Co-operation. Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written a letter to the UNSC. According to Reuters Qureshi wrote, “Pakistan will not provoke a conflict, but India should not mistake our restraint for weakness.” “If India chooses to resort again to the use of force, Pakistan will be obliged to respond, in self-defence, with all its capabilities,” he also reportedly mentioned.
Valley under Curfew:
Since August 5, Kashmir is under curfew. Section 144 was imposed on various parts of Jammu and Kashmir. Telephone lines and Internet lines were also blocked. After 5 days of blockade, curfew was lifted in some parts of Jammu. However, Kashmir is still under lockdown.
Pakistan snaps bilateral ties with India:
In the aftermath of Abrogation of Article 370, Pakistan called for a review of bilateral ties with India. It also suspended Bilateral trade between the two countries. Pakistan has decided to send back Indian envoy and call back theirs from India. It has closed its airspace. Moreover, 14th August the Independence Day of Pakistan will be celebrated as solidarity with Kashmiris and 15th August, Indian Independence Day will be observed as a “Black Day”.