Press TV, Islamabad
Rows over India’s decision to revoke the special status of Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory continue.
There is no letup to the protests in Pakistan against New Delhi which formally annexed the UN-mandated disputed Jammu and Kashmir region into Indian federation. Protests went into second consecutive day all over Pakistan demanding the UN Security Council to enforce its 22 resolutions which bind both Islamabad and New Delhi to hold plebiscite in disputed Kashmir regions under their control.
There were high-level emergency meetings one after the other to decide on how to respond back to the annexation of Jammu and Kashmir by India. Country’s top military commanders after hours-long deliberations said that armed forces are fully prepared to go to any extent to help people in Indian disputed Kashmir region.
So was the emergency session of both Houses of country’s parliament. Prime Minister Imran Khan feared that brutalized Kashmiri people may undertake a militant attack like in early this year in retaliation to what he pointed out oppression being committed by Indian army against the civilian population.
China urged India to be cautious on border issues because its decision undermined China's territorial sovereignty as well.
But India justifies annexation of Kashmir, saying the region is an integral part of Indian federation.
Indian disputed Kashmir region has been virtually cut off from rest of the world. Nearly 900,000 personnel of army and paramilitary troops imposed curfew, blocked the roads and disconnected internet connection to prevent widespread retaliation over annexation of disputed territory with Indian federation.