Sadiq Sanjrani, the Pakistan Senate chairman, has decided to cancel his trip to the United Arab Emirates, as a mark of protest against PM Narendra Modi visiting the country, and also, his alleged concerns for the feelings of Kashmiris in the wake of abrogation of Article 370
Bengaluru: The issue of the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A refuses to die down, both internally and externally.
While the opposition parties continue to cry foul over the abrogation that took place on August 5 with a resolution being passed on the floors of the two houses, externally, Sadiq Sanjrani, the Pakistan Senate chairman, has decided to cancel his trip to the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as a mark of protest against Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi visiting the country, and also, his alleged concerns for the feelings of Kashmiris in the wake of abrogation, the Hindustan Times reported.
PM Modi is on a tour to three nations (France, UAE and Bahrain). He was conferred with the UAE’s highest civilian honour, the “Order of Zayed” on Saturday (August 24).
The other recipients include Russian President Vladimir Putin, the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II and Chinese President Xi Jinping.
The scrapping of the Articles has been a heated topic of discussion, with India reiterating that it is an internal issue, whereas, Pakistan has been maintained that it is against the will of the Kashmiris.
India not just abrogated the Articles under question, but also passed a bill that split the existing state into two union territories.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) held a closed-door meeting last week and member countries urged that peace prevails in the region.
The move not to go the UAE is the latest one by taken up by Pakistan.
Earlier, Pakistan had downgraded diplomatic relations with India and suspended bilateral trade as well.
Not just that, a Pakistani statement had also said that the country would observe this (Pakistani) Independence Day on August 14 in solidarity with Kashmiris and observe August 15 as black day.
The country had faced severe flak as experts opined that the reactions were “short-sighted”.
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Last Updated Aug 25, 2019, 12:42 PM IST