India’s strong protest on President Donald Trump interference in the Kashmir issue

India has set a protest with the US State Department on President Donald Trump’s provocative declaration that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged him to interfere in the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan.

As this is in dispute with India’s notion that Kashmir is a two-sided problem within India and Pakistan with no range for third party intervention, Trump’s comments carried powerful reactions from the Ministry of External Affairs on Monday.

India has carried the matter with the White House and protested.

This has now urged the US administration to start a damage control operation with the State Department defining that the US has constantly viewed the Kashmir conflict a two-sided issue among India and Pakistan.

Following a meeting amidst Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, on Monday Donald Trump stated that Prime Minister Modi, while the G20 summit in Osaka asked his help in settling the Kashmir problem.

Trump said, “I was with Prime Minister Modi two weeks ago and we talked about this subject (Kashmir). And he said would you like to be a mediator or arbitrator? Did I say where? (Modi said) Kashmir.”

He added that he would want to be a mediator following Imran Khan’s offer for the role while the meeting.

The allegations came as a blow for India as the US has consistently kept it as a secret for several years that Kashmir is a two-sided issue between India and Pakistan.

The White House has presently spread out with an explanation stating, “Pakistan has taken some steps against terrorist groups operating within Pakistan. It is vital that Pakistan take action to shut down all groups once and for all.”

A joint declaration by the Authorities of the House India Caucus said, “Compatible with decades of US administration, we suppose the conflict across Kashmir must be settled bilaterally by India and Pakistan. India is one of America’s dearest and several major partners, and we look ahead to managing with Prime Minister Modi and Indian leaders to battle terrorism and extremism during the area.”

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