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Former Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit casts gloom over future, says Modi might ask Trump to mediate over PoK

According to Basit, Ram Madhav had said to him 2014 that the BJP will move towards abrogating Articles 370 and 35A and that Pakistan should not be wasting its time on Kashmir.

Narendra Modi-led BJP government’s audacious decision of scrapping Article 370 and bifurcating Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories have set Pakistanis on their heels as they cannot bring themselves to the fact that India has proceeded towards complete integration of Jammu and Kashmir in its union. Many Pakistanis, including former Pakistan high commissioner to India, Abdul Basit raised their concern over the future of Jammu of Kashmir conflict as he expressed his apprehension in an interview on a Pakistani news channel.

Basit mentioned that he met senior BJP member Ram Madhav in 2014 and had a good 1-1.5 hours chat with him to understand BJP’s stand on Kashmir. According to Basit, Madhav made himself amply clear that the BJP will move towards abrogating Articles 370 and 35A and that Pakistan should not be wasting its time on Kashmir. Basit further added saying that Madhav issued a threat to Pakistan saying it should be more concerned about Pakistan occupied Kashmir as his government might even move to stake its claim over the disputed territory under Pakistan’s control.

“In which world are you living? Do you want to progress? If you want your country’s development then forget about the issue of Jammu and Kashmir,” Ram Madhav said as claimed by Abdul Basit.

Basit also expressed his anxiety saying that India might now press the US President to settle the unresolved issue of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Expressing his misgivings about PM Modi’s impending meet with President Trump, Basit said, “PM Modi might tell the US president that Jammu and Kashmir has been integrated with India and now he may ask President Trump to mediate on Pakistan occupied Kashmir which is still with Pakistan.”

Senior Pakistani Journalist Kamran Khan has also theorised that the Donanld Trump offereing to mediate betweetn India and Pakistan refers to a situation after abolision of Article 370. He speculated that after Jammu and Kashmir has been made an integral part of India by removing the special status, now Trump will have a role in the disputes in the region. He also hoped that the situation is moving towards lasting peace, not war.

Earlier today, the BJP government at the centre moved a resolution abolishing Article 370 and moving a bill in the Rajya Sabha aimed to bifurcate the vexed state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories-Jammu and Kashmir with legislature and Ladakh without legislature.

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