On August 5, 2019, India had scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. (Photo Credit: PTI File)
Fifteen foreign envoys visited Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday where they met civil society members and got the briefings on the security situation in the Union territory. Envoys from 15 countries which include US, South Korea, Vietnam, Bangladesh, Maldives, Morocco, Fiji, Norway, Philippines, Argentina, Peru, Niger, Nigeria, Togo, and Guyana are on a visit to Kashmir to assess the situation there.
Here’s one to one analysis of how some of these nations reacted on the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
United States: The US had called for restraint and appealed to both India and Pakistan to maintain calm in the region. The US State Department spokesperson Morgan Ortagus had said that there was no change in the country's policy on Kashmir.
Bangladesh: Bangladesh had called revocation of Art 370 for Jammu and Kashmir as an ‘internal matter’ of India.
Zambia: Zambia was the first African nation to react after the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir. The Zambian president had said, “Jammu and Kashmir is a bilateral issue between India and Pakistan.”
Maldives: An official statement issued by the Government of the Maldives had referred the revocation of Article 370 as, “The decision taken by the Government of India regarding Article 370 of the Indian Constitution as an internal matter".
Moreover, India had got unequivocal support from Russia as the old-ally stood with India against Pakistan's resolution against India over Jammu and Kashmir.
Russia had called India-Pakistan to exercise restraint and added that it expects India-Pakistan to not aggravate situation. (File Photo)
Poland-which was having presidency of United Nations Security Council in August 2019- made it clear that Kashmir dispute should be solved ‘bilaterally’.
In South Korea, protests were held by people beloging to Pakistani origin over the abrogation of Article 370. An Indian delegation, which included BJP leader Shazia Ilmi, had confronted with the protesters.
On August 5, 2019, India had scrapped Article 370 of the Constitution which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir. The resolution was passed in the Lok Sabha by division of votes with 351 members in support and 72 voting against it. One member abstained from voting. The House also cleared the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill, 2019, by 370 "AYES" and 70 "NO".