The reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir an internal matter of India: Envoy
Srinagar : A senior Indian Envoy on Wednesday said that the reorganization of Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter of India and it will have no impact on the relation with other countries.
The Indian Parliament approved on August 6 to scrap Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and a bill for splitting the state into two Union territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
The move aims at the good governance and does not affect any Line of Control, Indian Ambassador to the US Harsh Vardhan Shringla told a Washington audience on August 6.
He said that the move is to ensure socio economic benefit to the residents.
"The reorganisation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two Union territories with their own council and legislature is an administrative decision. It's a decision which seeks to ensure that we provide good governance," Shringla said.
"It's something that doesn't in anyway touch upon or affect the LoC, the international boundary and therefore, doesn't have any impact on our relationship with any other state (country)," said Shringla while speaking on "Contemporary India: Foreign Policy, Development Strategy, and Regional Priorities for Modi 2.0".
"It's an internal matter of India," he said, adding that the idea of bifurcating the state into two Union territories is to ensure that developmental benefits go directly to the people.