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Pakistan to seek help of world court on J&K

August 22, 2019

According to media reports, Pakistan has decided to approach the International Court of Justice over India's decision to end the special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Speaking to a channel in Pakistan, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, "We have decided to take Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice. The decision was taken after considering all legal aspects".

Last week, Pakistan approached the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) over India's decision to end the special status granted to Kashmir. After a long closed-door meeting, most of the members of the UNSC supported India's position that Kashmir was a bilateral matter.

The new move to approach the world court comes after a series of tweets by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan wh has accused the Indian government of being "fascist" and "racist".

India has been captured, as Germany had been captured by Nazis, by a fascist, racist Hindu Supremacist ideology and leadership. This threatens 9 million Kashmiris under siege in [India-Occupied Kashmir] for over two weeks which should have sent alarm bells ringing across the world with U.N. Observers being sent there. - Imran Khan, Pakistan Prime Minister

India's behavior, he said, indicated "the link between the Nazi ideology and ethnic cleansing and genocide ideology of the RSS-BJP Founding Fathers."

Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejected the statement. In a 30-minute telephone conversation with United States President Donald Trump, the two leaders discussed the regional situation, during which the PM Modi said, "extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace".

The White House later made a statement that President Trump dialled Imran Khan after talking with PM Modi.

"Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding Trade, Strategic Partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations!" Trump later tweeted.

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