NEW DELHI: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said New Delhi’s decision to end Kashmir’s self-rule was aimed at freeing the region from terrorism.
“I am fully convinced that through this system we will be able to free Jammu and Kashmir from terrorism and separatism,” Moody was quoted as saying by state television.
The Indian government announced on Monday to abolish the status of constitutional autonomy for Kashmir and Indian Home Minister Amit Shah told Parliament: The Indian President signed a decree abolishing Article 370 of the Constitution, which gives special autonomy to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday he would challenge the UN Security Council’s decision to abolish the country’s constitutional autonomy.
India and Pakistan have been in dispute over Kashmir since the partition in 1974 and have fought two out of three wars over the area.