Abrogation of Article 370 is the right thing to do: EAM Jaishankar

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Washington: Abrogation of Article 370 was long-awaited step and the “right thing” to do, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar has said.

Jaishankar said it is expected from Pakistan to pull out all stops to challenge the decision as it has made deep investment in fuelling terrorism in Kashmir.

He said the Indian security forces have exercised highest degree of restrain in Jammu and Kashmir after August 5.

The External Affairs Minister told a Washington audience : “No, they (Pakistan) will not. They will paint apocalyptic scenarios because one that is their wish and two that’s actually what their game plan has been for 70 years”.

He was responding to a question on recent remarks by top Pakistani leadership alleging that India would raise a false flag and blame Islamabad for any terrorist attack after the recent security and communication restrictions are lifted in Kashmir.

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