ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 illegal and one which would destroy regional peace and security.
The prime minister made this statement while speaking with his Malaysian counterpart Mahathir bin Mohamad on the situation in occupied Kashmir.
During their conversation, Prime Minister Imran Khan dubbed changing the status of occupied Kashmir as a violation of United Nations resolutions.
“India’s move will further deteriorate relations between nuclear-capable neighbours,” Prime Minister Imran Khan was quoted as telling the Malaysian premier.
Prime Minister Mohamad said Malaysia was closely evaluating the situation in occupied Kashmir and would remain in contact with Pakistan.
Earlier, the India government rushed through a presidential decree to terminate Article 370 of the Constitution which grants special status to Indian occupied Kashmir.
Pakistan condemned and rejected the Indian move and has announced that the issue will be emphasised in meetings with the US delegation visiting the country and the international community at large.
“Pakistan reaffirms its abiding commitment to the Kashmir cause and its political, diplomatic and moral support to the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir for realisation of their inalienable right to self-determination,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi tweeted.