Modi calls Trump on Kashmir issue... Here is how Pak responds
US President Donald Trump, in a telephonic conversation with Pakistan PM Imran Khan, the second in less than a week, discussed "the need to reduce tensions and moderate rhetoric with India over the situation in J&K," the White House said.
This came after Trump's 30-minute conversation with PM Narendra Modi on Monday. PM Modi told Trump that "extreme rhetoric by some leaders was not conducive to peace." In his call with Donald Trump, PM Modi highlighted of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception, a Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) release said in New Delhi.
During the conversation, Trump “reaffirmed the need to avoid escalation of the situation, and urged restraint” on both sides, the White House said. The two leaders also agreed to work towards strengthening US-Pakistan economic and trade cooperation, it added.
But, Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday said that the country will take the issue of Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). This comes in the wake of India's decision to abrogate Article 370 on Jammu and Kashmir. India has said that the abrogation of Article 370 is an internal matter. It seems like Pakistan doesn’t like the mediation of Donald Trump whatsoever in this issue.
On the others side, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday targeted PM Narendra Modi over his call to US President Donald Trump and asked, "What was the need...to call Trump and complain about Kashmir?" In the conversation, PM Modi stated that "incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace". "I'm both surprised and deeply pained," Owaisi said.