India’s unilateral action to change Kashmir’s status violates UN resolutions: Prof Cheng

Beijing, February 19 (KMS): Visiting Professor of Southwest University of Political Science and Law, Professor Cheng Xizhong has said that India’s unilateral action to change status of the occupied territory has violated United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.

Professor Cheng Xizhong in a statement issued in Beijing said, in recent years, the relations between India and Pakistan have remained highly tense. The root cause, he said, is that India unilaterally repealed Article 370 of its Constitution to change the status of Kashmir on August 5, 2019 in violation of relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The possibility of ending the current stalemate between India and Pakistan is subject to the restoration of Kashmir’s status by India, he added.

Prof Cheng noted that now, in order to consolidate its ruling position, the Narendra Modi regime dallies with social contradictions and tries to expand ethnic division at home, from time to time provokes tensions with neighboring countries, and even launches “proxy war” and makes use of terrorist organizations to undermine regional peace.

However, he said, under the wise leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan, focusing on geo-economic strategy, has been committed to socio-economic development, improving people’s well-being and seeking to consolidate regional peace.

He analyzed that India and Pakistan are two major powers in the South Asian subcontinent. If these two countries do not normalize their relations, there will be no lasting peace in the region, while the Kashmir dispute is the core issue affecting the relations between India and Pakistan and if this issue is not resolved, it will be impossible to get India-Pakistan relations normalized.

He further remarked that regional peace, stability and development are the common aspiration of the people of the whole region, especially the Indian people and Pakistani people. Therefore, the international community should call on India to immediately correct its historical mistake and restore Kashmir’s autonomy.

In addition, the international community should take effective measures to resolutely stop India’s fascist rule in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

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