Pakistan to deny over-flying facility to Indian President

Cheryl Sanders
September 10, 2019

Anti-India sentiment runs deep in Kashmir's mostly Muslim population and most people support the rebels' cause against Indian rule. Although there was a lack of action after the meeting, it was significant in that this was the first time the Security Council has made Kashmir a topic of discussion in more than 50 years.

"The decision has been taken in view of India's behaviour", Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in a statement. "It has grossly impacted the daily lives of Kashmiri people, their emotional and mental well-being, medical care, as well as their access to basic necessities and emergency services", according to Aakar Patel, head of Amnesty India.

The government says it suspended communications August 5 to prevent rumors from spreading after Kashmir's special status in the Indian Constitution was revoked and the state of Jammu and Kashmir was downgraded to two federal districts.

Khan's government was under pressure from the opposition and some ministers to impose on India to use its airspace after India revoked special status of Kashmir.

Mr Doval cited an attack on an apple trader in Kashmir as an example of Pakistan encouraging violence against people who are carrying on their businesses. Islamabad has attempted as always to bring global attention to the problems in Kashmir, such as in the halls of the United Nations, while India has maintained that Kashmir is an internal matter and any worldwide mediation is unwelcome. I know they speak with Pakistan, and I'm sure that they will be able to do something that will be very good. The cricketer-turned-politician was also scheduled to visit Muzaffarabad and address the citizens there.

"I have informed the world that Pakistan does not want war, but at the same time, Pakistan can not remain oblivious to the challenges posed to its security and integrity".

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan has so far not learnt any lesson and is all set to face more embarrassment worldwide.

"Failing, the world community will be responsible for the catastrophic aftermath".

China also controls part of the contested region, but India and Pakistan have fought two wars over Kashmir.

Celebrations to mark the day kicked-off with a 31-gun salute in memory of the martyrs in Islamabad and a 21-gun salute in all the provincial capitals.

Special prayers were offered in mosques for the progress and prosperity of the country and liberation of the occupied valley from the cruel clutches of India.

In his Defence Day message, President Arif Alvi said: "We will continue raising their just struggle for freedom at all levels and platforms".

The Indian military has been accused of suppressing the Kashmiri uprising using brutal tactics, including the infamous pellet guns which have wounded or blinded many Kashmiris.

Police fired pellet guns and tear gas at the procession of hundreds of people in the city's downtown, and fired live ammunition into the air, said videojournalist Yafrab Khan, adding that police broke his camera.

On Friday, Imran Khan addressed demonstrators in Islamabad, saying "Today's event is to let Kashmiris know that the nation is standing with Kashmiris through thick and thin..."

Mr Khan said India continued to flout global laws and the Modi government was least bothered about its "reprehensible" conduct in Kashmir.

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