Negotiations with India not possible until reversal of ‘illegal action’ on occupied Kashmir, PMO clarifies
The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) clarified on Tuesday that talks with India can only take place after the country reverses its “illegal action of August 5, 2019”, which was aimed at illegally altering the demography of the Muslim-majority state of Indian occupied Kashmir.
“Without India’s revocation of this step, negotiations are not possible,” it said.
The statement comes a day after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif asked Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to hold serious and sincere talks to resolve burning issues, including Kashmir, and said the United Arab Emirates leadership could play an important role in bringing India and Pakistan to the table.
In an interview with UAE’s Al Arabiya news channel, the premier said: “My message to the Indian leadership and Prime Minister Narendra Modi is that let us sit down on the table and have serious and sincere talks to resolve our burning issues like Kashmir.
“In Kashmir, flagrant human ri hts violations are taking place day in and day out.”
The prime minister said India had usurped any semblance of autonomy, given to the Kashmiris according to Article 370 of the Indian Constitution, as the autonomy was revoked in August 2019.
Minorities in India were being persecuted, he said, adding that India must stop this to give a message to the world that the country was ready for meaningful talks.
Referring to PM Shehbaz’s Al Arabiya interview today, the PMO spokesperson said that the prime minister had consistently maintained that Pakistan and India must resolve their bilateral issues through dialogue and peaceful means.
“However, the prime minister has repeatedly stated on record that talks can only take place after India has reversed its illegal action of August 5, 2019. Without India’s revocation of this step, negotiations are not possible.”
You have no power
What A Joke? they themselves make statements and then makes U Turn...LOL
Minorities are being persecuted in kashmir .....and they are called kashmiri Pandits there
You calls for talk and then puts conditions to it.India was neither interested yesterday nor interested tomorrow.
Most confused nation
Illegal means against the law. Article 370 is Indian law. The Parliament of India decides. They have decided. So chill.
There was time in 80's when Pakistan was doing better but now India is travelling on super highway and Pakistan stuck in traffic jam.Remember equals negotiate, Pakistan is in no condition to put condition
Think before you leap......Asked for sincere talks now realising and remembering the obstacles.
Krishna Kumar Tiwari
So who is interested to talk ?
India must stop this to give a message to the world that the country was ready for meaningful talks."
Talk to whom? India is not interested in talking to Pakistan and world today is very eager to engage with India in a big way.
I would request the PM of Pakistan to provide wheat flour and other essential items to the people of Pakistan rather than worrying about the muslims in India, they need your attention more.
"Illegal" under which law???
Don't make any statement with out the consent of Army. Better to issue a press brief that it was a slip of toung in Dubai to retain your chair.
F/o Fast track
Haven't reached the bottom of this dark deep hole yet?
1. You (Pak PM) say you want to talk
2. Then you put conditions and say you don't want to talk
3. It's irrelevant to us because the one calling the shots on the subject matter is not you anyway
Oh great. Modi was just getting ready to talk, but PMO office released this statement. Thank you SS for the confusion.
How come beggars giving orders?
Can't even remember when was the last time India asked Pakistan for talks.
madina ke riyasat
thats a good news from india"s perspective .
That is not going to happen even in dreams. You will never going to negotiate with india
Indian FO Rejects.
who runs the country?