Kashmir

Pakistan tries to isolate India over Article 370, gets a reality check

Posted by Blogiy.com

Pakistan's biggest failure came at the OIC, which called for resolving Kashmir issue through bilateral negotiations after Islamabad tried to seek the grouping's support over Article 370.

It has been one week since the Narendra Modi government made moves to end special status of Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and bifurcate the state into two Union Territories. The decision left Pakistan unnerved with its Prime Minister Imran Khan calling a special session of parliament and launch an all-out campaign against India at all possible levels.

Imran Khan downgraded diplomatic relations with India, sent out emissaries to the UN, China and grouping of Islamic countries - Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) - in order to up ante against India, and warned of another Pulwama kind of terror incident. Forty Indian soldiers had died in a suicide attack on a convoy of the Central Reserve Police Force in February this year.

However, Pakistan's high-pitched campaign over the past one week has left the country more isolated than ever on Kashmir, where security situation remains tense over abrogation of special status. There have been, though, celebrations in Jammu and Ladakh regions since August 5, when Union Home Minister Amit Shah moved resolution for ending special status to Jammu and Kashmir and tabled a Bill for reorganisation of the state.