Islamabad: Pakistan has said it would take the Kashmir issue to International Court of Justice, said reports on Tuesday. “We have decided to take Kashmir case to the International Court of Justice,” Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said to Pakistan channel ARY News TV.”The decision was taken after considering all legal aspects,” he added.
Pakistan’s move comes after US President Donald Trump called up “two good friends”, PM Modi and Imran Khan, urging them to work towards reducing tensions over Kashmir. He also advised Pakistan to “moderate its rhetoric with India” over Kashmir.
In a tweet on Monday, Trump said, “Spoke to my two good friends, Prime Minister Modi of India, and Prime Minister Khan of Pakistan, regarding trade, strategic partnerships and, most importantly, for India and Pakistan to work towards reducing tensions in Kashmir. A tough situation, but good conversations,” he tweeted.
The Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman also spoke with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on the Kashmir situation.
Meanwhile, special assistant to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan Firdous Ashiq Awan also said that Pakistan will continue to raise the issue of Kashmir at all international forums. In a series of tweets on Tuesday, Awan referred to the United Nations Security Council meeting on Kashmir and the reconciliatory role of the United States on the issue.
“We will continue to present injustice and persecution of Kashmiris on every forum. India will be shown the mirror of its brutality. The political, diplomatic and moral support of Kashmiris will continue till the dawn of independence,” she said in a tweet.
“The Indian claim that Kashmir is its internal matter was dismissed in the UNSC meeting. India cannot change the facts with unilateral moves, nor can it fool the world,” she added.
Awan also welcomed the reconciliatory role of US President Donald Trump on the situation in Kashmir and regional peace. “The nation is proud of the way Prime Minister Imran Khan presented Kashmir’s stance on the international forum. The international community has taken note of the situation in Kashmir and had expressed concerns over India’s unilateral actions,” she added.