Pakistan News: Pakistan’s newly appointed Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has raised the Kashmir issue by writing a letter to top UN officials. The Foreign Office of Pakistan gave this information. The Foreign Office said that the letter addressed to the President of the United Nations Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations has been sent on 10 May. He said the letter to the two informs them about India’s alleged attempt to bring about a demographic change, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir.
<p style="text-align: justify;"The Foreign Office said that the minister also underlined that 'these illegal steps constitute a clear violation of international law', including the UN Charter and related Security Council resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir issue. He asked for ‘‘illegal delimitation’’ Urges India to take immediate cognizance of the serious implications of the U.S. and remind India that Kashmir is a pending internationally recognized issue that has yet to be resolved and should avoid any demographic changes.
The predecessor Shah Mehmood Qureshi also wrote several letters during his tenure
<p style="text-align: justify;"Bilawal's predecessor Shah Mehmood Qureshi had also written several letters to top UN officials during his tenure, highlighting the Kashmir issue. Tension between the two countries increased after the central government on August 5, 2019 abrogated most of the provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan reacted strongly to India's decision, which included downgrading diplomatic ties and expelling the Indian ambassador.
Abolition of Article 370 is an internal matter of India
<p style="text-align: justify;"India has clearly told the international community that abrogation of Article 370 is its internal matter. It also advised Pakistan to accept the reality and stop all anti-India propaganda. India has told Pakistan that it wants normal neighborly relations with Islamabad in an environment free from terrorism, enmity and violence.