Kashmir special status revoked: Here is what world media says
Islamabad: India on Monday revoked Kashmir’s special status that was granted to the Occupied territory decades ago under article 375 of the constitution.
The decision has stoked fears of violence in the already tense region where Indian forces have killed scores of people over the last few weeks.
The measure drew strong reaction from Pakistan with Prime Minister Imran Khan discussing the issue with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed and other world leaders.
Although, US and European countries are still observing the situation and has refrained from condemning New Delhi for its security crackdown in Occupied Kashmir, the issue was in headlines in international media on Monday.
Kashmir also became top trends on social media sites and Google.
Here are few headlines carried by top world publications on Kashmir issue:
Washington Post: “India revoked Kashmir’s special status. Here is whay you need to know”
CNN: “Kashmir in locdown as India reveals plan to change state’s status”.
The New York Times: India revokes Kashmir’s special status, raising fears of unrest.
CBS News: “India revokes Kashmir’s special status amid crackdown”
CNBC: “India revokes special status for Kashmir. Here is what it means”.
The Guardian: India’s cancellation of Kashmir’s special status will have consequences”.