Indian political party challenges Kashmir move in top court

Indian political party challenges Kashmir move in top court

Indian political party challenges Kashmir move in top court

To date, among the various moves and decisions, Pakistan closed the Samjhota Express train service with India and US Senator Lindsey Graham said: "India's decision to change the status quo must be addressed before it leads to a further escalation of tensions".

China, which also controls a sector of Kashmir, criticised India after the New Delhi government reaffirmed its claim for the whole territory this week.

It remains to be seen whether the Supreme Court will admit the petition for consideration. Tens of thousands of government forces in riot gear have been patrolling the streets of the main city, Srinagar, to discourage protests.

According to Pakistan's National Assembly statement, the Turkish parliament speaker assured Qaiser "of his all out support for the right of self-determination" of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

But the recently re-elected prime minister, whose Hindu-nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had pledged to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution during the election campaign, gave no specifics.

The petitioner said that such restrictions were curbing the rights of journalists under the provisions of Articles 14 and 19 of the Constitution of India and the right to know the conditions of residents of Kashmir Valley. Article 370 was extensively considered and carefully drafted in order to ensure the peaceful and democratic accession of the formerly princely state of Jammu and Kashmir to the Indian Union, contended the petition, identifying the significance of Article 370, defining and regulating the relationship between J&K and the Union of India.

Modi added: "This heaven on earth, our Jammu and Kashmir, will once again reach new heights of development and attract the whole world toward it. Ease of living will increase for our citizens".

On Monday, India announced the removal of the "special status" of India-controlled Kashmir. Islamabad has also introduced some changes in the access of the airspace of Pakistan.

The crowd was pushed back by police at Aiwa bridge, where a witness said tear gas and pellets were used against them.

"The effort should be that Jammu and Kashmir attains full statehood as soon as possible so that its people can at least enjoy the political rights available to the rest of the country", Mr Singh said.

Qureshi's visit comes ahead of External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar's three-day trip here starting from August 11 during which he is scheduled to hold wide-ranging talks with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi. "We're not looking at the military option".

Pakistan's Foreign Ministry spokesman Mohammad Faisal said authorities were considering a proposal to approach the International Court of Justice over India's action.

"What should be obvious is the intl [international] community will be witnessing the genocide of the Kashmiris", Khan posted in one tweet.

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