Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has called for mass demonstrations across the country to protest Delhi’s actions in Kashmir.
“I want all Pakistanis to leave tomorrow (Friday) at 12.00 to 12:30 noon to show solidarity with the Kashmiris,” Khan wrote on Twitter.
“We must send a strong message to Kashmiris that our country stands firm behind them.”
Khan has been asking for weekly national rallies until he leaves for New York next month to attend the UN General Assembly, where he promised to raise the issue, “quoted the Channel News Asia page on Friday (8/30/2019).
Tensions between India and Pakistan increased again following the decision of the MPR – led by the BJP (the majority party in the Land of Taj Mahal) – to revoke Article 370 which guaranteed special status for Jammu and Kashmir.
Since then, regional politics surrounding the issue have become prominent in international forums. This hot issue was also discussed at a summit or G7 Summit which took place in Biarritz, France – 24 to 26 August 2019.
On this morning, Monday (8/26/2019) local time, Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, met face to face with the President of the United States, Donald Trump, and discussed the issue of Kashmir
Trump is said to have repeatedly offered help to mediate a prolonged conflict between India and Pakistan, but Modi refused. Modi stressed that the dispute between the two countries was a bilateral matter.
Trump said: “We discussed Kashmir, but Prime Minister (Modi) really felt he could control it. He discussed with the Pakistani government and I am sure they will be able to do something that will be very good.”
Modi underlined, the administration refused to provide space for mediation from third parties. According to him, the two countries can dialogue and resolve all issues bilaterally.
In addition, he also stated that India did not want to bother the third parties.
Without referring directly to the Kashmir problem, Modi added, “There are many problems with Pakistan which are bilateral. We don’t want to disturb other countries with this. We can find our own solutions through discussion.”
“India and Pakistan were together before 1947 and I believe we can find a solution to this problem and solve it together,” Modi added, as quoted by India Today.