Geneva, August 6, 2019:
Meanwhile, the United Nations and the United States have asked India and Pakistan to maintain peace after the Narendra Modi government on Monday scrapped Article 370, which granted special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
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The US said it was “closely” observing the events in Jammu and Kashmir and urged all stakeholders to maintain peace and stability along the Line of Control (LoC).
Meanwhile Pakistan has summoned the Indian High Commissioner to Islamabad to register the country’s “unequivocal rejection” of India’s decision to scrap Article 370 and 35A.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan also spoke with the leaders of Turkey and Malaysia to brief them on the situation on Monday, according to statements from his office.
The Narendra Modi government revoked Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.
Rajya Sabha approved the resolution abrogating Article 370 for J&K and a bill to bifurcate the state into two union territories: Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. The bill was also given a nod by the President of India, Ramnath Kovind.
It is to be mentioned that moved 8,000 paramilitary troops from different parts of the country to Kashmir, in addition to nearly 35,000 personnel moved in the past week.
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