Even as some of the opposition parties led by Congress party are trying to internationalise the Indian government’s move on article 370, the government is garnering international support.
The spokesperson of United States Department of State Morgan Ortagus as quoted by Business Standard has noted India’s decision to revoke Article 370 as its internal matter and called for peace in the region. It also said that is it following the events closely. This is a direct blow to Pakistan who had recently urged the United States to intervene in Kashmir issue.
Source: Financial Express
Apart from the United States, the United Arab Emirates has also supported India’s decision. The support from UAE to Indian government came despite Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s claim of having support from all Muslim countries. The UAE ambassador Dr. Ahmad Al Banna to India reportedly said that they have taken note of India’s decision of non-operationalisation of some sections of Article 370 of the Indian Constitution related to the state of Jammu and Kashmir.
Source: India Today
The ambassador further added, “We expect that the changes would improve social justice and security and confidence of the people in the local governance and will encourage further stability and peace.”
The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), which is generally seen as supportive of Pakistan, has not yet reacted to India’s actual move of the scrapping of provisions of article 370. The OIC, on August 04, has issued a statement on the deployment of additional forces in Jammu and Kashmir. But, OIC has not reacted to India’s move yet after August 04. It is on August 05 that the Indian government first announced its decision of changing the constitutional position of J&K.
The government of Maldives has now come out to support the Indian government’s decision to revoke provisions of article 370 as India’s internal matter.
Apart from the support, India has also briefed the permanent members of the United Nation Security Council (UNSC) about its decision on article 370.
Therefore, so far, a nascent consensus among the international community seems to be emerging despite Pakistan and some of the opposition sections in India attempting to internationalize the issue.
(This article has been updated.)