Pakistan to drag Kashmir issue with India to world court
New Delhi : Pakistan is not accepting the words by Indian government that matters related to Kashmir are internal matters of the nation. According to the latest development in the case, Pakistan will be taking India to International Court of Justice over the decision to revoke Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir.
The announcement comes four days after the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) held a closed-door meeting to discuss India's move.
Pakistan’s foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told ARY News channel that the government had made an “in-principle decision” to take the Kashmir issue to the ICJ, and that it would be taken up “as soon as possible”.
“We had to see what were our legal options. We were examining the options and after that, we have come to the decision that we have a strong position and we can take it to the ICJ,” he said.
“After discussions, this decision has been made,” he added.
There were no immediate response from the Indian side. However, people familiar with developments said New Delhi had made preparations for the possibility of Islamabad taking the Kashmir issue to the ICJ or any other international court before the Indian government announced its decision to revoke Jammu and Kashmir’s special status on August 5.