The statement by the Pakistani government vowed that the country will take the Kashmir issue to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
It also said that Prime Minister, Imran Khan, told the Pakistani military to “continue vigilance.”
On Tuesday, India’s lower house of parliament has voted to downgrades the status of Kashmir from a state to a union territory, which will prevent the Muslim-majority region from making its own legislation.
Islamabad also announced that India's envoy to Pakistan, Ajay Bisaria, will be expelled from the country as part of the response measures.
Earlier on Tuesday, Khan addressed his government on the Kashmir issue, warning that the move by New Delhi may lead to a conflict, in which Pakistan will fight to the end. “No one will win it and it will have grievous consequences for the entire world,” the PM said.
Islamabad’s military says it’s ready to go to “any extent” to support the “struggle” of people in the disputed Kashmir region, after India’s president signed a decree revoking Kashmiri autonomy. On Monday, India’s government, led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, moved to end the decades-long self-governing status of the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir.The decision was blasted by Pakistan, which considers the whole of Kashmir as its territory.
Early Monday morning, the Indian government announced a change to its constitution, revoking the autonomy of the disputed northern state of Jammu and Kashmir and potentially setting the stage for a major new conflict. The change opens the door to a situation similar to Chinese policy in Tibet and Xinjiang and Israeli policy in the West Bank, allowing the Indian government to move huge numbers of settlers into Kashmir, the country’s only Muslim-majority region, thereby forcibly transforming its demographics.
Another regional conflict could be brewing between India and Pakistan along the Line of Control (LoC) that separates Kashmir. Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on Sunday requested the international community to mediate the developing crisis as India continues to strengthen its military forces in Kashmir and ordered tourists and pilgrims to leave the Jammu and Kashmir state.
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