The president of the United States, Donald Trump, said Monday that India and Pakistan could handle their dispute over Kashmir occupied on their own, but that he was there if they needed it.
Trump previously offered to mediate between India and Pakistan in the disputed Himalayan region. New Delhi rejected the offer, while Islamabad received it.
He discussed the issue on the sidelines of a G7 summit in France with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who withdrew special autonomy for the occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5.
Trump said Modi told him he had Kashmir under control.
"We talked last night about Kashmir, the prime minister really feels he has it under control. They talk to Pakistan and I am sure they can do something that will be very good," the US president told reporters.
Modi, speaking with Trump, said all the problems between New Delhi and Islamabad were "bilateral in nature."
"All the problems between India and Pakistan are bilateral in nature, so we don't bother any other country with respect to them," Modi said, according to AND ME.
He said that India and Pakistan were together before 1947 and that he was "sure we can discuss our problems and solve them together."
The Indian prime minister also said he had told Prime Minister Imran Khan that they should work together for the welfare of their two countries.
Since India’s decision to strip cashmere of their seven-year special autonomy through a hasty presidential order earlier this month, Prime Minister Imran has repeatedly said that the Indian government’s policy in the Himalayan region It is in line with the "ideology" of the Hindus. The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) nationalist party, which is said to be a parent organization of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which believes in "Hindu supremacy."
He also alerted the international community about a possible "false flag operation" by Indian leaders to "divert attention from massive human rights violations" in occupied Kashmir.
The confinement enters the fourth week
A blackout of communications and strong restrictions on movement imposed by the Indian authorities since the eve of New Delhi's decision to revoke Article 370 of its constitution entered its twenty-second day today.
However, the transformation of the restless region into a barricade and barbed wire fortress has not prevented protests and clashes with security forces. Police said Monday that protesters who threw stones killed a truck driver in occupied Kashmir.
India says that no civilian has died by police action since August 5. But residents have said three people have died, including a young mother who choked after police fired tear gas at her home.
Multiple hospital sources have said AFP At least 100 people were injured during confinement, some with gunshot wounds.