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India didn’t inform US before revoking Kashmir’s special status: US

August 7, 2019
 

Security personnel stand guard at a roadblock on a deserted street in Jammu, Kashmir. AFP

The US refuted on Wednesday media reports that India informed it before taking a decision to repeal articles 370 and 35A, revoking autonomous status of Indian-administered Kashmir.

Article 370 granted special autonomy to Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. It allowed the state’s assembly to make its own constitution and gave it autonomous state power.

“Contrary to press reporting, the Indian government did not consult or inform the US Government before moving to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special constitutional status,” said the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs in a tweet.

The Print, an India website, had reported on August 5 that India’s Minister for External Affairs had briefed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo about Modi government’s intention to repeal article 370 and 35A.

The article quoted anonymous sources as saying that Ajit Doval, India’s national security advisor, had informed his US counterpart John Bolton about India’s plans to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status.

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    Kamlesh Bhatt   August 8, 2019 3:52 am/ Reply

    Did the US take Pakistan’s permission before entering it’s territory in 2011 to kill Osama Bin Laden? No. Laden was their “Most wanted man” and unfortunately he was found from Pakistan, which became a villain in the eyes of the rest of the world later on. In short, no country will take any other country’s permission to take action as far as it’s security is concerned. The issue of Jammu and Kashmir had become a security concern for India gradually but certainly in the last 4 decades. So why should India ask USA or any other country in the world, about taking action which it has thought is right as far as it’s internal security is concerned? India has done the right thing but letting the above 2 Articles off the hook.

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    @Vande Matram   August 8, 2019 7:43 am/ Reply

    It’s India’s internal matter and we don’t think to inform anyone about it

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