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India altering status of Kashmir is illegal, says Pakistan Foreign Minister in UNHRC

File photo: Pakistan's foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi. Photograph:( AFP )

WION Web Team New Delhi Sep 10, 2019, 04.18 PM (IST)

In another effort to internationalise the strictly internal Indian matter of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has ramped up its rhetoric against New Delhi at UNHRC in Geneva.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that Kashmir is not a country-specific situation and India altering status of Kashmir is illegal.

Qureshi also said that all political leaders of the region are under arrest.
 
Giving a communal angle to India's move of revoking Article 370 in J&K  Qureshi said that India plans to reduce Jammu & Kashmir's Muslim majority into a minority.

On August 5 India made constitutional changes in Jammu and Kashmir and the entire structure of Pakistan's nationalism built around Kashmir over the past seven decades came crashing down. 

Ever since Islamabad has been scampering around to find a narrative that could resonate both domestically and internationally.

India is set to take on Pakistan at the council with a high powered delegation led by Secretary (East) Vijay Thakur Singh and Indian envoy to Pakistan Ajay Bisaria.

The Indian government has consistently maintained that abrogation of Article 370 is an internal matter, however, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has taken up the matter with several world leaders, but hasn't received any support.

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Giving a communal angle to India's move of revoking Article 370 in J&K  Qureshi said that India plans to reduce Jammu & Kashmir's Muslim majority into a minority.