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G20 meeting: India faces a diplomatic setback

Aman Ullah Chohan

The Modi government held a three-day controversial meeting of the Group of Twenty or G20 working group in Srinagar, the largest of India's illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Can it not be described as anything other than a diplomatic setback for India? India had invited a few other countries including the member countries of the organization and many international organizations to participate in the meeting held from May 22 to 24, but after the boycott of many Muslim countries including China, the Modi government had to bear the loss. . Turkey and Saudi Arabia also did not confirm their participation in the meeting, while Egypt did not register to attend the meeting as a guest. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Egypt criticized India for changing the constitutional status of Jammu and Kashmir on behalf of all the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). United Nations also before the meeting, objected and criticized India's decision to hold the meeting in Srinagar, which makes it clear that the international community and international organizations consider Jammu and Kashmir a disputed territory and that India's August 5 We do not support the illegal action. On August 5, 2019, the Modi government made an illegal attempt to merge the occupied valley into India by abolishing the provisions related to the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, 370 and 35A in the Indian Constitution, which was rejected not only by Pakistan but also by the international community. Rejected and fearing the reaction of Kashmiris, India has imposed a curfew there for 1387 days. From this situation, the Modi government must have understood very well whether the region of Jammu and Kashmir is a part of India or not, and whether the Kashmiri people accept to live with India or not. By holding the controversial G20 Working Group meeting in Srinagar, India wanted to send a message to the world that The situation has returned to normal in Jammu and Kashmir and there is no reaction of any kind against the decision of August 5, 2019. For this purpose, India has turned Srinagar into a military fortress and for extraordinary security measures, in addition to installing about 1,000 security cameras in the city, commandos have been deployed at various places. It is also being said that such arrangements are enough to show that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir is not normal. Bharat Bhushan has written in his article in the Indian journal 'Deccan Herald' that the Modi government is not in a position to hold the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections because it is not sure that it will produce the Chief Minister of its choice as a result of these elections. And will be able to impose on Kashmir. The Modi government wants a Hindu from Jammu to become the Chief Minister, which does not seem possible. G20 controversial meetingHe sent a message to the international community that he would not accept the usurpation of India under any circumstances. The protesting leaders said that arrests and harassment of women and children have become routine in the valley. Hurriyat leader Abdul Hameed Lone said that Occupied Kashmir has been converted into a military cantonment. India is holding the G20 meeting in Kashmir to mislead the world. Indian claims of normalcy in Kashmir have been phased out. In the areas around the Srinagar Airport, there is fear and panic due to house-to-house searches and siege. The Hurriyat leader said that the international community should give up apathy and liberate the Kashmiri people from the clutches of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). On the other hand, the Azad Kashmir Assembly unanimously passed the resolution of condemnation presented by opposition leader Chaudhry Latif Akbar against the ongoing G20 meeting in Occupied Kashmir. In the resolution, China, Saudi Arabia, for not participating in the G20 meeting. Turkey and Egypt were also thanked. Also, people across Europe, especially the UK, staged protests and rallies against India's move to hold the G20 summit in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. In this regard, while addressing the Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that the issue of Jammu and Kashmir is an incomplete agenda for the division of the subcontinent. The region of Azad Jammu and Kashmir in which we stand today was liberated at the cost of blood. He said that surprisingly India is trying to convince the world that Jammu and Kashmir is its undisputed territory. History shows that the Indian government took the Jammu and Kashmir issue to the Security Council and this issue is still unresolved. It is determined that the final solution will come out through a free and transparent referendum under the leadership of the United Nations.

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