Mumbai: China on Monday opposed Pakistan on taking any unilateral action over the Jammu and Kashmir issue as it may cause any extra complications. Beijing further said that the issue should be peacefully resolved based on UN charter, relevant UN security council resolutions and bilateral agreements.
China in a statement commented that it was paying close attention to the current situations in Jammu and Kashmir. On the last day of China-Pak meeting, the Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi issued a joint statement that said that in the two-day visit of Chinese minister Yi, Pakistan briefed Yi on the situation including its concern, position and urgent humanitarian issues.
The statement said, “The Chinese side responded that it was paying close attention to the current situation in Jammu and Kashmir and reiterated that the Kashmir issue is dispute left from history and should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN charter, relevant UN security council, resolutions and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situations.”
Earlier on Pakistan’s request, China had supported Pakistan in the proposal of the closed-door meeting on the very same issue in UN, where every country rejected to take up to issue for discussion. Also, the Indian ambassador Sayeed Akbaruddin retaliated by saying that matter related to Article 370 of Indian Constitution was entirely an internal matter of India.
China had also said that India’s move to bifurcate Jammu and Kashmir undermines China’s territorial sovereignty, to which the Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said that the Jammu and Kashmir reorganization bill 2019 that was passed by the Indian government is an internal matter of India. India does not comment on the internal affairs of the country similarly expects other countries to do likewise.”