"As a result of recent legislative measures, progressive policies will now be fully applicable to our citizens in Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. These will end gender discrimination, better protect juvenile rights and make applicable rights to education, information, and work," MEA's Vijay Thakur Singh said.
Abrogation of Article 370 is India's internal matter: Vijay Thakur Singh at UNHRC
MEA secretary east Vijay Thakur Singh said, "The decision (to revoke Article 370) was taken by our Parliament. These were sovereign decisions which is entirely India’s internal matter. Basic services are being eased gradually (in Kashmir). My government is taking affirmative action by adopting progressive policies to promote socio-economic equality and justice."
Sep 10, 2019, 07.51 PM
India hits back at Pakistan at UNHRC
MEA's Vijay Thakur Singh made a statement on India's behalf at UNHRC. Hitting out at Pakistan, she said, "The world is aware that this false narrative comes from the epicentre of terrorism."
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.
Sep 10, 2019, 03.48 PM
Vimarsh Aryan, an Indian Diplomat from Jammu & Kashmir will reply to Pakistan Foerign Minister Qureshi's statement.
Statement by Secretary East Vijay Thakur Singh from 5.45 to 6 pm.
India's right of reply to Qureshi after 8 pm.
Sep 10, 2019, 03.39 PM
Kashmir was taken up in UNSC meet recently and all countries but China endorsed India.
Sep 10, 2019, 03.36 PM
Kashmir is not a country-specific situation, says Pakistan Foreign Minister Qureshi.
Sep 10, 2019, 03.31 PM
India altering status of Kashmir is illegal, says Qureshi and added, all political leaders of the region are under arrest.
Sep 10, 2019, 03.30 PM
India plans to reduce Jammu & Kashmir's Muslim majority into a minority, says Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in his rant on Kashmir at UNHRC.
Sep 10, 2019, 02.57 PM
Pakistan foreign minister Qureshi set to rant on Kashmir at UNHRC.
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 aborgation 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.