India Slams Pakistan for Taking 'Article 370' International

India received many comments on the Abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu & Kashmir. India in the 43rd session of the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) held at Geneva from 27 February to 20 March, responded and clarified its position on the matter. Indian diplomat Vikas Swarup slammed Pakistan for criticizing India on Human Rights and for taking the issue of Article 370 international.

Crux of the Matter

Pakistan’s Statement
Pakistan’s Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari on Tuesday blamed India for violating the human rights of Kashmiri people and demanded to curb all the actions. Pakistan has been trying to make this issue international. It also said that India did wrong to Jammu & Kashmir and its people by bifurcating it in two union territories. But India clearly rejected it saying it is India’s internal matter and Islamabad should accept the reality and stop its anti-India campaign.

India’s Punch
Vikas Swarup, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs and India’s top diplomat responded to Pakistan’s statement saying Jammu and Kashmir “was, is and shall forever” remain an integral part of India. He criticized Pakistan as the epicenter of global terrorism. He asked for harsh steps from the international community against the state that directs, controls, funds and shelters terrorists.

Most temporary restrictions – imposed solely to ensure the safety of the people from Pakistani trained terrorist attacks – have already been removed, political processes have resumed, telecom facilities have been largely restored, developmental activities are being undertaken at a rapid pace and there is access for all to education and healthcare.

– Vikar Swarup, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs on J&K

On the first anniversary of the Balakot airstrike, India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said, “We do not hesitate to cross the border to protect India against terrorism”. India’s aggressive approach against terrorism can be seen on every front, from its diplomacy to its armed forces upgradations. Air Chief Marshal Bhadauria said that the introduction of Rafael jets with BVR Meteor Missile, Early Airborne Warning and Control Systems (AWACs) will significantly tilt the regional military balance in India’s favor.

Curiopedia

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