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India can launch aggressive design to destabilize region: Masood

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ISLAMABAD, AUG 19 (DNA) – Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Masood Khan  has stated that the stubborn attitude of Indian ruler is dragging the sub-continent region into war.

he said India could launch aggressive activities to sabotage peace of the region or push the sub-continent into war over Kashmir issue.

In reply to a question, he said the deployment of extra troops by Indian government in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir has raised serious concerns for both Pakistan and international community.

Masood Khan said the issue of Kashmir should be resolved according to United Nation resolution and the wishes of Kashmiri people.

He said changing status of Kashmir without the consent of Kashmiri people is not the right path adopted by Indian ruler.

On August 05, the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi stripped Kashmiris of the special autonomy they had for seven decades through a rushed presidential order. An indefinite curfew, that has entered its 15th day, was imposed in occupied Kashmir and elected leaders were put under house arrest.

By repealing special Article of the constitution, people from the rest of India will now have the right to acquire property in Kashmir and settle there permanently.

Indian Home Minister Amit Shah, who is also president of the BJP, moved a bill, passed by the Indian parliament, to bifurcate the state into two union territories to be directly ruled by New Delhi.

Pakistan had strongly condemned the move and vowed to “exercise all possible options to counter the illegal steps” taken by India.

It may be noted that Pakistan observed a ‘Black Day’ on Thursday to coincide with India’s Independence Day celebrations, in protest at New Delhi’s decision to revoke special status for its portion of the contested Kashmir region.

India’s decision this month, along with a communications blackout and curbs on the movement of those in Indian-administered Kashmir, caused fury in Pakistan, which cut trade and transport links and expelled India’s envoy in retaliation.

Imran Khan in tweets blasted the Narendra Modi-led Indian government for extra troops and lockdown of Kashmir, comparing it to “earlier Modi’s Gujarat”.

In his Independence Day speech in the Indian capital, Prime Minister Narendra Modi highlighted the decision to remove the special rights of the Muslim-majority region among the bold moves of his second term, following an election victory in May.

“Today every Indian can proudly say ‘One Nation, One Constitution’,” Modi, speaking from the ramparts of the historic Red Fort, said of the decision.  = DNA

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