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India rejected US offer on Kashmir issue by revoking Article 370: Asad Majeed

India rejected US offer on Kashmir issue by revoking Article 370: Asad Majeed
August 13, 2019
NEW YORK (92 News) – Pakistan's Ambassador to the United States Asad Majeed Khan has said that Pakistan will welcome the US intervention for the resolution of the Kashmir dispute, but India has rejected the offer by revoking Article 370. In an interview with a US TV channel, he said that Pakistan will give a vigorous response if an attempt was made to challenge the autonomy of Pakistan. “India's aggressive unilateral actions on Kashmir have posed a grave threat to regional peace.” The Pakistan envoy to the US said that Kashmir issue cannot be settled unilaterally as this issue has been at the agenda of the United Nations for last 70 years. “Provocation has come from India. Pakistan wants peace in the region but India is not reciprocating positively.” He urged the international community to mediate to resolve the issue. In another interview with the New York Times, Asad Majeed Khan said that Pakistan and India are two major countries having nuclear capability and a history of conflict and if things get worse they will get worse. Reiterating Pakistan`s support for Afghan peace process, Asad Majeed Khan said Kashmir and Afghanistan issues are separate but the ongoing Kashmir crisis can affect Afghan peace talks as Pakistan might redeploy troops from the Afghan border to the Kashmir frontier which could complicate the peace talks. He said that India's crackdown on the disputed region of Kashmir, on Pakistan's eastern border with India could not have come at a worse time because Pakistan was seeking to strengthen military control along the western border with Afghanistan as part of efforts to help end the Afghanistan conflict. “However, Pakistan has always supported Afghan peace process and is still doing all it can,” he said.