Kashmir Issue should be settled through peaceful means: Saudi Arabia

Arif Qureshi

Islamabad: Ministry of foreign affairs of kingdom of Saudi Arabia Expressed concern over current situation of Jammu Kashmir (IHK), Saudi Arabia has also affirmed its stand that the conflict should be settled through peaceful means in accordance with the relevant international resolutions.

In a statement Saudi Arabia has also expressed reservations over the latest developments in Jammu and Kashmir and has affirmed its stand that conflict should be settled through peaceful means. Official source at the Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Ministry said that it is following the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir resulting from India’s abolition of Article 370 of the Constitution, which guarantees the autonomy of Jammu and Kashmir.

It also called on the parties concerned to maintain peace and stability in the region and take into account the interests of the people of the region.

Earlier, the Indian government rushed through a presidential decree to scrap a special status for Indian-held Jammu Kashmir, hours after imposing a major security clampdown in the region. Amit Shah has announced to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A from its constitution, which gives special status and rights to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament. Amit Shah also announced that Jammu and Kashmir would be re-organized geographically. Amit Shah also announced that Jammu and Kashmir now a union territory with legislature,and it is no more a State. He also announced that Ladakh will also be union territory without legislature. He said that President of India had issued a notification in this regard.

Amit Shah has announced to abrogate Articles 370 and 35A from its constitution, which gives special status and rights to the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The announcement was made by Indian Home Minister Amit Shah while addressing in Rajya Sabha, upper house of Indian parliament. Amit Shah also announced that Jammu and Kashmir would be re-organized geographically.

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