Bangladesh terms Kashmir as an internal issue of India



Staff Correspondent, Barta24.com
Bangladesh foreign minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen in a discussion with his Indian counterpart S.Jaishankar. /Photo: Collected.

Bangladesh foreign minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen in a discussion with his Indian counterpart S.Jaishankar. /Photo: Collected.

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Bangladesh has nothing to do with the stripping of article 370 of the Indian constitution because it is their internal matter, a foreign ministry press release reads.

It said Bangladesh has always advocated, as a matter of principle, that maintaining regional peace and stability, as well as development should be a priority for all countries.

Bangladesh foreign minister Dr. AK Abdul Momen denied any discussion on Kashmir issue after a bilateral meeting with his Indian counterpart S.Jaishankar at the state guest house Jamuna on Tuesday.

Dr. Momen said: “Bangladesh believes in regional security, harmonious relations among the nations and overall development of the neighboring countries.”

The minister termed the Kashmir issue as an internal matter of India.

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The order revokes Article 370 of India's Constitution, which gives the state of Jammu and Kashmir its own constitution and decision-making rights for all matters except for defense, communications and foreign affairs.

The article also forbids Indians outside the state from permanently settling, buying land, holding local government jobs and securing educational scholarships.

Thousands of Indian troops have been sent into the Kashmir Valley, already one of the world's most militarised regions, to man checkpoints. Telephone communications, cellphone coverage, broadband internet and cable TV services were cut, although some have been gradually restored in places.