Foreign Minister Gyawali says – We have no comment on abrogation of 370 article of Indian Constitution

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 5 September 2019)- Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali has said the abrogation of 370 article of Indian constitution through the majority of Indian Parliament was the domestic issue of India.

While talking to Indian news agency-ANI on Thursday in Male of Maldives in the sidelines of Indian Ocean Confeence, he said Nepal should not comment on the domestic issue of others.

“Changing the constitution is entirely the domain of that (Indian) government,” Gyawali said, referring to India’s abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution. “So we have no comment on that decision.”

On 19 August 2019, Minister Gyawali had told that the Kashmir issue should be resolved through dialogue as it is linked to regional peace and stability.

Nepal has a uniform policy of not interfering in the domestic issues of other nations and it doesnot allow others to interfere in the domestic issues of our. Minister Gyawali’s male comment  doesn’t contract what he had said a month before in Kathmandu.

As an active member of SAARC, a regional body that has been suffereing from the bilateral conflict of India and Pakistan, Nepal wants peace and stability in the region so that it can also be benifitted. Nepal desires the strong South Asia and for this to happen, can play a role if needs.

But Nepal knows the diplomatic constraints and responsibility.  Nepal’s main concern in today’s world is to bring the foreign investment in country, for this, India and China are the most potential nations.

On August 5, India repealed Article 370, putting an end to the special status that Indian-administered Kashmir had enjoyed and giving the central government direct governing authority. Indian-administered Kashmir has since been under a virtual lockdown, with movement and communications heavily restricted.

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