Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi on Monday said that Indian stood divided after the Indian Supreme Court ordered New Delhi to restore normalcy in Indian-occupied Kashmir.
“Indian Supreme Court has asked to restore normalcy in occupied Kashmir, and if the order [of the court] is not followed, then the Indian Constitution would be shattered,” he said. He further mentioned that Indian government has been violating the International Law.
“Along with Ghulam Nabi Azad, journalists should have also been allowed to visit the region […] had the facts been put forward, there would not have been a blackout in occupied Kashmir today,” he went on to say.
The Supreme Court of India on Monday (Sep 16) has ordered to lift curfew from Indian Occupied Kashmir and said that Jammu and Kashmir should make every effort to restore normalcy in the state that has been under lockdown for over 40 days. The court then went on to add that restoration will however be done on a “selective basis, keeping in mind national interests”.
CJI Ranjan Gogoi said, “We are not passing any orders. We are saying restore keeping in mind national security” and added, “We have said all facilities should be restored keeping in mind national security. We are not carving out exceptions for any category.”
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27 September, 2019