Pakistani president summons Parliament session as India revokes Kashmir's special status
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  • 13:10 05 August 2019

Pakistani president summons Parliament session as India revokes Kashmir's special status

Pakistani President Arif Alvi is convening a joint session of the nation's legislators to discuss India's move to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian Constitution on the special status of the state of Kashmir and Jammu, ONA reports citing local media.

In a tweet, the president condemned new Delhi's move saying that it violated UNSC resolutions as well as the will of the Kashmiri people.

Earlier in the day, the Indian government abolished Article 370 of the constitution, which granted special autonomy to the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir, controlled by India. The special autonomy allowed the state's legislature to make its own laws. It also banned people from outside the state from getting state government positions.

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