US President Donald Trump re-offers mediation to Kashmir issue
US President Donald Trump has once again offered to act as a mediator to resolve the Kashmir issue.
He said this while talking to reporters in the White House the day after the telephonic conversation with the prime ministers of both countries.
The US President said that relations between the two countries have been bad for a long time and this is a ‘dangerous situation’.
It should be noted that tensions between India and Pakistan have increased since the end of the special constitutional provision of Kashmir administered by India on August 5.
President Trump said that “Kashmir is a very complicated place, there are Hindus and Muslims but I would not say that they are living well together”.
The US President also said that the Prime Ministers of Pakistan and India are currently facing a serious problem.
“Both Prime Ministers are my friends, and both are very human beings, both love their country but they are in a difficult situation.
He said that he would talk to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi next week on the issue. The US President and the Indian Prime Minister are due to attend a summit in France next week.
“We are doing our best to resolve the matter and I will do my best to act as mediator on my behalf. I have a good relationship with both of them, but they have no friendship. This is a complex matter and there is a religion behind it. Religion is a complex matter. ‘
This is not the first time President Trump has offered mediation to resolve the Kashmir issue. The offer came from Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to the United States, but India rejected it at the time where Pakistan welcomed it.
India has never accepted the offer of external arbitration on the Kashmir issue and has argued that there can only be bilateral talks in this regard.
India had objected to the Kashmir issue being discussed at a UN Security Council meeting a few days ago, and was told that India “would not accept it fully” by international powers to inform him. How to live it. ‘
On the other hand, according to the news agency AFP, the US State Department has asked India to restore fundamental freedoms in its administered Kashmir to ease tensions in the region and release those arrested immediately.
“We are constantly concerned about reports of permanent sanctions and detention of residents in the area,” a senior State Department official told reporters.
“We emphasize respect for individual rights, compliance with legal procedures and comprehensive dialogue,” he said.
It is to be noted that the situation of security lockdown has been in the valley since the end of the special constitutional status granted by India on August 5 to Kashmir.
In the wake of the decision, Indian authorities have cut off communications from the rest of Kashmir’s world, which have been partially restored after two weeks.
It is estimated that 4,000 people have been detained in Indian-administered Kashmir since August 5 and they have been shifted out of the valley due to lack of local jails.
Stress continues on the Line of Control
Meanwhile, tensions have been growing on the Line of Control dividing Pakistan and India-administered Kashmir since the decision, and Pakistan has claimed the death of six more Indian soldiers on Tuesday.
Pakistani Army’s Public Relations Department (ISPR) chief Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor said in a message on Twitter that Pakistani army responded effectively to Indian firing on the Line of Control, which resulted in the death of six Indian soldiers. Have been
In a tweet, he said that the Indian military had responded to the Pakistani military’s operation in response to the firing of three civilians, including a seven-year-old child, in the Tatah water sector on LoC.
He claimed that the Indian soldiers killed included an officer and two bunkers were also destroyed.
At least five Pakistani nationals and four soldiers have been killed in firing on the Line of Control during the recent tension, while Pakistani troops have also claimed the deaths of 11 Indian soldiers.
Pakistan on Tuesday also protested the Indian Deputy High Commissioner Goro Ahluwalia’s call to the Foreign Office on the death of its citizens.
According to the Foreign Office, Saddam Vlad Noor, a seven-year-old boy who was injured by the Indian Army’s firing in the Tata Pani and Chari Kot sectors of the Line of Control, was killed on August 18, which the Indian diplomat was summoned and against the ceasefire agreement. The violation was condemned.
Earlier on Monday, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner also protested over the killing of two civilians.
According to a Foreign Office spokesperson, Indian forces are constantly violating the ceasefire agreement on the LoC and the Working Boundary in 2003 and targeting civilian populations with artillery, mortar shells and automatic weapons.
According to them, deliberately targeting urban populated areas is condemnable and a violation of international human rights.