Trump proposes mediation on Kashmir issue

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US President Donald Trump wants mediation on Kashmir issue Trump told reporters on Tuesday that he had such a wish. He will soon speak to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi again on the Kashmir issue. “The geographical location of Kashmir is very complex,” Trump said. Hindus and Muslims all live there. I will not say that they are very good together now, ”a news agency AFP reported.

Earlier, the US had called on India and Pakistan to remain calm on the Kashmir issue. President Trump also telephoned Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan on the same issue. US President Donald Trump has advised Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan to use ‘flexible language’ over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir over the telephone. The United States said the move was taken to reduce the ongoing tension between India and Pakistan over Jammu and Kashmir. Trump called Imran Khan for the second time in less than a week. NDTV reported on Monday a phone call from Trump.

Trump also had a phone conversation with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi ahead of a phone call with the Prime Minister of Pakistan. In a conversation that lasted about five minutes, Modi raised the issue of “extreme insensitivity and incitement to anti-India violence” by Pakistani leaders.

The White House says that during a phone call, Trump asked Imran to use flexible language to ease tensions with India over the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. Trump has called for both parties to be restrained.

Both the Trump and Imran Khan have agreed to work to strengthen US-Pakistan economic and commercial cooperation, the White House said.

India’s Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) said in a statement that Modi had spoken to Trump over the telephone and emphasized the importance of creating an atmosphere of terror and violence and preventing cross-border terrorism. The statement said that the Prime Minister said that violent statements and provocations against India in this situation are not conducive to regional peace.

On August 7, the present BJP-ruled central government of India decided to abolish Article 5 of the constitution that gave special privileges to Jammu and Kashmir. Bifurcating the state, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh decided to create two separate union territories. Pakistan expelled the Indian High Commissioner in protest of the decision. They decided to reduce diplomatic relations with New Delhi. India, however, considers the move to cancel the special status of Jammu and Kashmir an internal issue. They have advised Pakistan to ‘accept reality’.

White House chief deputy secretary of state Hogan Gidley says Trump has discussed regional development and US-India strategic partnership with Prime Minister Modi. Gidley said US-India economic relations will continue to strengthen.

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