Pakistan Nervous About India’s Steps In J&K, Government Says
Paramilitary personnel stand guard during restrictions in Jammu. (Source: PTI)

Pakistan Nervous About India’s Steps In J&K, Government Says

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India on Friday said Pakistan is nervous over its steps in Jammu & Kashmir and asserted that Islamabad thinks it will not be able to mislead people if there is development in that region.

Ministry of External Affairs spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said steps have been taken keeping in mind the best interests of J&K.

He asserted Pakistan's efforts to link peace deal with Kashmir issue have not worked.

“There is a feeling that Pakistan is nervous over India's initiative in Jammu & Kashmir,” Kumar said. “Pakistan thinks it will not be able to mislead people if there is development in Jammu & Kashmir.”

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Kumar also said that Pakistan suspending the Samjhauta Express was a unilateral move which was unfortunate.

On consular access to Indian national Kulbhushan Jadhav, he said, “we are in touch with Pakistan”.

His remarks come days after the Indian government scrapped special status for J&K and split it into two Union territories.

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