Pakistan has reportedly communicated to the Trump administration that Indian decision to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and flaring border tensions with India can have a negative impact on the final settlement of the Afghan Peace process.
The Indian government in a landmark move scrapped the contentious Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan was quick to reject the decision, declaring it as a violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions since Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute.
Experts talking to EurAsiam Times assert that revoking Article 370 can flare-up tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbours. Pakistani experts have stated that It is all happening at a time when Pakistan is facilitating the Afghan peace talks, which have now entered a decisive phase. India, despite being a massive investor and a staunch ally of the Afghan Government, has been kept out from Afghan Deal as a precondition from Islamabad.
Maintain Peace: UN to India and Pakistan
After the government of India scrapped the special constitutional status of Kashmir on Monday, the international community has expressed its concern over the situation in Kashmir. After the repealing of Article 370 and Article 35 A, the United Nations along with the United States has urged all stakeholders of the Kashmir dispute to maintain peace.
The US said that is keenly and closely observing the events unfolding in Jammu and Kashmir and wants both India and Pakistan to preserve stability and peace across the Line of Control. The US at the same time has also acknowledged the decision made by the government of India as strictly an internal matter.
Despite calling it an internal matter for India, the US State Department Spokesperson, Morgan Ortagus pointed towards the reports of human rights violation in Kashmir. She said that the US is concerned about detentions and calls on for respect of individuals and affected communities.