While India and Pakistan ties continue to remain sour the neighbouring country has said that they are willing to resume talks if the Narendra Modi government is willing to fulfil ‘certain conditions’.
Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said in an interview that Pakistan would be happy to talk out differences and resolve outstanding issues through dialogue if India was willing to revisit some decisions taken in the past.
Qureshi who is on a 2-day visit to Turkey was speaking to Anadolu Agency said,” If India is willing to re-visit some of the decisions that it took on August 5, 2019, Pakistan will be more than happy to engage, sit and talk and resolve all outstanding issues.”
The Pakistan minister said that they are willing to hold a dialogue with India about outstanding issues like Kashmir, Siachen, Ban Ganga border dispute, and other minor issues only if India is ready to revisit its decision to abrogate Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir.
“We cannot afford to go to war, you know, it will be mutually suicidal. And no sensible person will advocate a policy of that nature. So, we need to sit and we need to talk,” he remarked.
On August 5, 2019, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah, in one sudden political strike, abrogated the provisions — Article 370 and Article 35A — that went against the core values of our Constitution and ensured that finally, everyone in Jammu and Kashmir secured the rights
While Pakistan continues to interfere on the Kashmir Issue, the Modi government had cleared its stand worldwide and advised nations, including those in India’s neighbourhood, to refrain from commenting on its internal matters and asserted that the abrogation of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir was taken in the larger interest to protect the unity, integrity and sovereignty of the country.