- Pakistani Army to ‘Go to Any Extent’ to Support Kashmiris in Their Struggle – Military Chief
On Monday India stripped Jammu and Kashmir of its special status and submitted legislation to parliament to divide the state into two federally administered territories. Pakistan responded by saying that it would explore all possible options to counter the ‘illegal steps.’
The Pakistani army will go “to any extent” to support people living in the Kashmir region after India revoked its special status, Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, said on Tuesday as quoted by Reuters.
“Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end,” General Qamar Javed Bajwa said after meeting with top commanders in Rawalpindi. “We are prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfil our obligations in this regard,” he added, without elaborating further.
On 5 August India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution that granted a special status to the state of Jammu and Kashmir and submitted legislation to parliament to divide the state into two federally administered territories. Pakistan said that India’s move could not be allowed to change the status of the territory which is preserved according to UN Security Council’s resolutions.
CCC on Kashmir situation at GHQ. Forum fully supported Government’s rejection of Indian actions regarding Kashmir. Pakistan never recognised the sham Indian efforts to legalise its occupation of Jammu & Kashmir through article 370 or 35-A decades ago; …(1of2). pic.twitter.com/MlwNJTSDGa
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 6, 2019