AMN / Muzaffarabad
Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has told his countrymen not to live in a fool’s paradise saying that it will not be easy for Islamabad to get the support of the UN Security Council. Addressing Media in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, Qureshi said the support from the Muslim world against India’s decision to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status is also hard to come by.
India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution removing the special status to Jammu and Kashmir is an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to accept the reality.
Qureshi’s statement came two days after Russia becomes the first UNSC member to back India’s move on Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the changes in the status are within the framework of the Indian Constitution. The US has also maintained a neutral stand on the issue, saying that there is no change in its policy on Kashmir as it called on India and Pakistan to maintain restraint and hold direct dialogue to resolve their differences.