The Modi government took a bold step recently. Led by Home Minister Amit Shah in the parliament, the Modi government introduced a bill to do away with the provisions of Article 370 that gave Jammu and Kashmir its special status. The Modi government also bifurcated Jammu and Kashmir and turned J&K and Ladakh into two separate Union Territories.
The move has been met with support from several countries around the world. Most countries have asserted that this is India’s internal matter and it should do as it deems fit.
The Maldives has now issued a statement regarding the step by the Modi Government.
Statement by the Maldives says:
“The Maldives considers the decision taken by the Government of India regarding Article 370 of the Indian Constitution as an internal matter. We believe that it is the right of every sovereign nation to amend their laws as required”.
Recently, the UAE and Sri Lanka have also issued similar statements in support of India. China raised ‘concerns’ and was told off by the Indian Government. The Indian Government said that this is India’s internal matter and just as India does not interfere in the internal matters of other countries, she expects other countries to not interfere in India’s internal matters.