According to the plan, when the autonomy of Indian controlled Kashmir is cancelled, the region will be reorganized into two central regions under the direct management of New Delhi.
Indian soldiers in Srinagar, Kashmir, October 12. Photo source: visual China
Indias central government will officially divide the Kashmir region into two central regions on Thursday (31), after removing its special status in early August.
According to Reuters, Indias move is aimed at strengthening control over the region. In the past three months, the Indian government has sent nearly 10000 troops to the Kashmir valley, and restricted the access of personnel in the region and the use of landline telephone and Internet networks. At present, some blocking measures are still in effect.
According to the plan of the Indian government, when the autonomy of Indian controlled Kashmir is cancelled, the region will be reorganized into two central regions under the direct management of New Delhi.
Previously, article 370 of Indias constitution provided that India controlled Kashmir was given a special status, and all the provisions in Indias constitution were not applicable in this area except in the fields of national defense, diplomacy and communication. After the repeal of the clause in early August, Indias constitution will apply to the disputed area.
However, the decision made Kashmir people very dissatisfied. In their view, the government is nominally eliminating division and in fact depriving them of their freedom. Previously, in this Muslim dominated region, the legislature not only enjoyed autonomy, but also foreigners could not settle down permanently, buy land, work in local government, or get education scholarships.
Pakistan is also protesting. Like India, Pakistan also advocates sovereignty over Kashmir. Since the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947, two wars broke out between the two countries to fight for Kashmir. Until 2003, the two countries reached a ceasefire agreement along the actual control line of Kashmir.
After India cancelled its special status in Kashmir in early August, Pakistan has lowered its diplomatic relations with India and cut off bilateral trade. In the past three months, the Indian and Pakistani forces have also exchanged fire several times near the actual control line of Kashmir, resulting in the casualties of many soldiers and civilians on both sides, and the situation has been tense.
However, these obstacles did not stop the determination of the Indian government to defeat separatism and attract more investment. According to Reuters, the Indian government has finalized the selection of acting governors for two central regions, including G.C. murmu, who served in the Gujarat government, and Radha Krishna Mathur, who served as a civil servant, who will take office on Thursday.
The Indian government hopes that this will release the economic potential of the Kashmir region, so that the region will not be affected by the tension in the Kashmir valley, focusing on regional development and the development of tourism resources such as snow mountains.
On August 6, Hua Chunying, a spokesman for Chinas Ministry of foreign affairs, said that China has always opposed Indias delimitation of its territory in the western part of the China India border into Indias administrative jurisdiction. This position is firm and consistent and has never changed.
Hua Chunying said that in recent days, India has continued to damage Chinas territorial sovereignty by unilaterally amending its domestic laws, which is unacceptable and will not have any effect. China urges India to be careful in its words and actions on the border issue, strictly abide by the relevant agreements reached between the two sides, and avoid further complicating the border issue.
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