India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in its entirety but manage its individual parts, separated by a line of control.
Official Islamabad is ready to negotiate with India after fulfilling two conditions. Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan announced this on Wednesday, October 28, Al Jazeera TV channel.
Khan made the announcement on Tuesday in connection with the anniversary of the deployment of Indian security forces in the part of Kashmir under their control in 1947.
“I am ready to negotiate, but for that, you will need to end the military siege that you have imposed on Kashmir, and secondly, you will need to grant the Kashmiris the right to self-determination in accordance with UN requirements,” Khan said.
India and Pakistan claim Kashmir in its entirety but manage its individual parts, separated by a line of control, which has been subject to a fragile ceasefire since 2003.
India in August 2019 lifted a constitutional provision that gave the Indian-ruled Kashmir some autonomy.
This was accompanied by the introduction of tens of thousands of Indian troops into the state, where an armed separatist movement has existed for many years.
We will remind, the Pakistani servicemen on the evening of Monday, August 10, fired from small arms and mortars at a number of areas in the Punch sector on the line of control in Kashmir.