Tensions between India and Pakistan have been developing, since on August 5th India revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir, in a unilateral move.
On August 6th, the Pakistan Army Corps Commanders sent amessage to India over the Kashmir dispute.Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa reaffirmed Pakistan’s support of the Kashmir people and added his country is prepared to go to “any extent to fulfill its obligations.”
According to the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), General Bajwa presided over the conference at the General Headquarters and there was only one point on the agenda – the “Indian-occupied Kashmir.”
“The forum fully supported the government’s rejection of Indian actions regarding Kashmir. Pakistan never recognised the sham Indian efforts to legalise its occupation of Jammu & Kashmir through article 370 or 35-A link ago; efforts which have now been revoked by India itself,” the ISPR statement read.
“Pakistan Army firmly stands by the Kashmiris in their just struggle to the very end. We are prepared and shall go to any extent to fulfill our obligations in this regard,” the ISPR quoted General Bajwa as saying.
Local media in Pakistan claimed that it was planning to close its airspace to all Indian flights as the tensions escalate.
Meanwhile, Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan said that Pakistan would never let India annex Kashmir and would go to any lengths to counter the illegal constitutional steps taken there.
Prime Minister gave a policy statement in the joint session of parliament; he said the revocation of articles 370 and 35A by the Indian government would intensify the freedom struggle. He said all heads of states would be apprised of the issue besides sensitizing the international media to the human rights violations in the Indian Held Kashmir (IHK).