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Pakistan Rejects Indian Supreme Court Ruling Revoking Special Status for Disputed Kashmir Region

HeadlineDec 13, 2023

India’s Supreme Court upheld a 2019 move by the government revoking special status for Indian-administered Kashmir. The disputed Muslim-majority region previously enjoyed a certain level of autonomy, but the government of Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi scrapped Article 370 four years ago in order to bring Jammu and Kashmir further under the central government’s control. Pakistan “categorically rejected” the ruling from India. This is the caretaker Pakistani Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani.

Jalil Abbas Jilani: “The final disposition of Jammu and Kashmir is to be made in accordance with the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions and in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. India has no right to make unilateral decisions on the status of this disputed territory against the will of the Kashmiri people and Pakistan.”

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