ICJ questions legality of Indian move

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Observer Report

Islamabad

The Indian government’s revocation of the autonomy and special status of Jammu and Kashmir “violates the rights of representation and participation guaranteed to the people” under the Indian constitution and in international law, and “is a blow to the rule of law and human rights in the state and in India”, the International Commission of Jurists said in a statement.
Indian parliament this week approved a proposal by the Hindu nationalist-led government that strips statehood from Jammu and Kashmir, splitting the region into two union territories.