Tension Between Indo-Pak Due to J&K
Aug 10, 2019

The abrogation of Article 370 has led to escalation of tension between India and Pakistan. After receiving no support from the United Nations as well as the various countries in the world, Pakistan ha

Pakistan has been very angry after India split J&K into two union territories. Pakistan said that this was "illegal", and they approached the UN about all of this. However the UN ordered Pakistan to solve the matter bilaterally. Pakistan got no support from the USA, China and Russia as well. Even Russia said that the separation of J&K was made according to the provisions in India’s constitution. Russia said that they want peace between India and Pakistan. General Kanwal Jeet Singh Dhillon of the Indian Army said that they are determined to defend the India’s borders and will do anything if Pakistan tries to disturb peace in J&K. Lately, Pakistan has been openly threatening about Kashmir. He said that the Indian army will eliminate anyone who creates problems. Pakistan’s army said that if India attacks Pakistan in any way, Pakistan will surely give a strong answer. 

After a four day curfew, 18,000 people in J&K offered Namaz in Srinagar. Officials had said that namaz would only be allowed in public places in small groups. Cars and two-wheelers were not allowed near the mosques. 

There were 10,000 protesters in Srinagar and the police had to use teargas and pellets to control the protesters. 12 people were admitted to the hospital. However eventually the situation calmed down and people carried on with their shopping for Eid on Monday. The CRPF and J&K police were watching over all the people from terraces and balconies and made sure everything was peaceful. 

The Samjhauta Express, commonly called the friendship express, is a bi-weekly train - running on Thursday and Monday - between Delhi and Attari in India and Lahore in Pakistan. Services began in 1976. Pakistan all by themselves decided to stop the Samjhauta Express and now Thar Express train service which links the two countries across the Rajasthan border. People are very worried as they will not be able to meet relatives on either side of the border.