68347
India Rejects China Mediation Bid on Kashmir
India Rejects China Mediation Bid on Kashmir

India Rejects China Mediation Bid on Kashmir

India Rejects China Mediation Bid on Kashmir

India has rejected China’s offer to mediate and help resolve the Kashmir issue, insisting talks will only take place with Pakistan without the intervention of another nation.
China had said it was willing to play a “constructive role” in improving relations between India and Pakistan, especially after the increased hostility along the Line of Control, a de facto border that divides the disputed Kashmir valley between the two nuclear-armed neighbors, Al Jazeera reported.
However, talking to reporters on Thursday, a spokesman for the ministry of external affairs turned down China’s offer.
“We are ready to talk Kashmir with Pakistan, but no third party mediation,” Gopal Baglay said.
“Our stand is absolutely clear. You are aware that the heart of the matter is cross-border terrorism emanating from a particular country that threatens peace and stability in the country, region, and the world.” China’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said India and Pakistan are important South Asian countries but the “situation in Kashmir has attracted the attention of the international community”.
The comments came at a time when India and China are disagreeing over the construction of a road in the Doklam area near the Sikkim state of India.
Pakistan’s Foreign Office, meanwhile, said the country’s government believed in resolving all issues through dialogue.
“The UN chief, the US president, the Chinese leadership and others have offered to play a role in resolving the Kashmir issue,” said the Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria.
Kashmir, a Muslim-majority Himalayan region, is administered by India and Pakistan in parts and claimed by both in full.
Pakistan and India have fought three wars since gaining independence from British rule un 1947. Two of those wars have been over Kashmir.
Kashmiri resistance groups have been fighting against Indian rule for independence, or for unification with Pakistan.
More than 70,000 people have reportedly been killed in the conflict since 1989. India maintains more than half a million troops in the disputed region.

Short URL : https://goo.gl/UxHAXD
  1. https://goo.gl/U9ZSJL
  • https://goo.gl/rHV6hS
  • https://goo.gl/M6NzZc
  • https://goo.gl/dNHPzf
  • https://goo.gl/7mwdZN

You can also read ...

US May Bend Rules for Saudi Arabia to Go Nuclear
Saudi Arabia is moving swiftly to become the next country in...
The security assessment is at the heart of the controversy  over Afghan deportations in Germany, with opponents arguing that the country is still not safe for returnees.
The authorities in Munich carried out a fresh round of...
Bahraini Top Activist Jailed for 5 Years Over Tweets
High-profile Bahraini activist Nabeel Rajab was sentenced on...
Moscow Says Ties With US Will Be Hard to Repair
Moscow on Wednesday said it would be “very difficult” to...
Turkey Warns Syrian Forces Entering Afrin Face Serious Consequences
Turkey warned on Wednesday that pro-Syrian government forces...
Secret Pence, N. Korea Meeting Planned, Then Scrapped
Mike Pence and North Korean officials had planned to meet...
Trudeau Assures Canada Will Not Support India’s Sikh Separatists
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau traveled to the holiest...
Name Row  in Greece, Macedonia Edging to Solution
Macedonia is closer than any time in the last decade to...

Add new comment

Read our comment policy before posting your viewpoints

Trending

Googleplus