The abolition of article 370 and 35A, the lockdown by the Indian armed forces and human rights violation in Jammu and Kashmir has left every human in the world enraged. Kashmir is bleeding while the world watches. The Kashmir conflict has existed for seven decades and till yet the issue hasn’t been resolved, moreover, it has been further gone south . India deployed massive troops in the Indian occupied Muslim majority area, the region was cut off from any sort of communication, and as a result human rights violations started taking place immidiatly. The special status of the right to land was taken away from the Kashmiris and was given to Indians which would result in turning a Muslim-majority area into a Hindu-majority area.
The global stance over the nullification of Article 370 and 35A and the atrocities in kashmir is as follows ;
People’s Republic of China
China’s stance has not been in favour of the nullification of the Article 370.On August 9, 2019, a meeting between Pakistan and China’s foreign ministers was held to discuss the current situation of the brutal Kashmir conflict. China’s foreign minister, Hua Chunying, stated that China is “seriously concerned about the latest escalation of tensions in Kashmir”. Foreign ministry spokeswoman, in response to a matter relating to India’s announcement of the Ladakh region as a Union Territory that conjointly includes Chinese territory also stated that “Recently India has continued to undermine China’s territorial sovereignty by unilaterally changing its domestic law. India’s action is unacceptable and wouldn’t have any legal result”.
In a recent closed-door UNSC meeting, China stated that that this situation is “serious and dangerous.” It was also stated by the Chinese representative that unilateral practices which have been led by the Indian government are “invalid”. It was also added that by the constitutional amendment India has “violated the bilateral agreement to keep peace in the border areas.”
United States of America:
After the removal of article 370 and 35A, Morgon Ortogus, State department spokesperson on August 6, 2019 discussed about the Kashmir conflict, she said:”We are concerned about reports of detentions and urge respect for individual rights and discussion with those in affected communities,”
In another statement, she added:“We are closely following the events in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. We take note of India’s announcement revising the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir and India’s plan to split the state into two union territories,”
Later on August 9, 2019,said:”We have a lot of engagement with India and Pakistan. Obviously, we just had Prime Minister (Imran) Khan here, not just because of Kashmir. That’s certainly an incredibly important issue and something that we follow closely. But we have a host of issues that we work with India on quite closely and that we work with Pakistan on quite closely,”
A phone call was held between Narendra Modi and Donald Trump on August 19, 2019. A telephone call was also held between Imran Khan and Donald Trump on the same day.
Later, a tweet was generated by Donald Trump on August 20, 2019 in which he stated:
“Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!”
In a statement regarding Trump’s call with Modi, White House spokesperson Hoga Gidley on August 19, 2019 had said: “The US president conveyed the importance of reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and maintaining peace in the region.”
On August 5, 2019, a telephonic meeting was held between Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the president of Turkey and Imran khan about the tensions escalating in Kashmir.
According to a statement from his office, Imran khan told Recep Tayyip Erdogan that
“India’s illegal actions to modify the special status of the Indian Occupied Kashmir would have serious implications for the regional peace and security”. Erdogan in response “shared the concerns” and assured Imran Khan of Turkey’s support, the statement said.
Earlier on August 7, 2019, a telephonic meeting was held discussing the horrific situation in Kashmir and India ripping the special status of Kashmir.
Recently on August 20, 2019, the Saudi crown prince was further informed of the recent escalations.
Saudi Arabia made a point that both countries should resolve the conflict through dialogue and take steps to avoid raising tensions.
In a conversation with Foreign Minister of Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, the Russian counterpart, Sergey Lavrov stated:
“there is no alternative to resolve differences between Pakistan and India accept bilaterally through political and diplomatic means.”
The international response to india’s adventures in kashmir has not been proportional to say the least. Most of the world has failed to recognise the gravity of the situation at hand. The world cannot be blamed in a sense. The indian regime very carefully made sure that the supply of information in and out of kashmir would stay limited