Almost a month after the abrogation of Article 35-A and 370 by the Narendra Modi-led Government in Jammu and Kashmir, China has finally held a discussion with India in New York.
As per reports, Zhang Jun, permanent representative of China to United Nations met India’s Envoy, Syed Akbar Uddin, in New York.
China, over the past few days, echoing Pakistan, have been accusing that India’s move to remove the special status from J&K is illegal as well as unilateral.
However, what was discussed during the meet is yet to be made public. However, it has been reported that during the meeting, India conveyed its stand on the J&K issue to China.
It was also reported that Zhang meeting Akbaruddin indicated that China might be willing to engage with New Delhi when India courters Pakistan at the UN General Assembly.
It may be mentioned that the Modi government has been maintaining its stand of the J&K issue is an internal affair of India and it was executed aiming at safeguarding democracy as well as ensuring economic development and prosperity of the people in the region.
It may be mentioned that earlier, Union Home Minister, Amit Shah during the Lok Sabha, claimed Article 370 of the Constitution that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir, to be a temporary provision and not a permanent one.
Shah said one must remember that Article 370 of the Constitution is “temporary in nature” and “not permanent”.
Scrapping Article 370 of the Constitution has been one of the pet issues that have repeatedly been mentioned in BJP’s election manifestos.
Shah was participating in a debate to extend the President’s rule in Jammu and Kashmir, to which the House passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reservation (Amendment) Bill, 2019, to replace an ordinance issued by the previous government.
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