PM Modi Speaks To Donald Trump First Time After Jammu and Kashmir Decision

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today had a telephonic conversation with US President Donald Trump, a first since the government announced its decision on Jammu and Kashmir.

Besides discussing bilateral issues the two leaders discussed regional situation and specially Kashmir after Pakistan has been spreading a negative propaganda on the Government’s decision. Prime Minister Modi told President Trump “that extreme rhetoric and incitement to anti-India violence by certain leaders in the region was not conducive to peace.”

In a statement the government said: “He [PM Modi] highlighted the importance of creating an environment free from terror and violence and eschewing cross-border terrorism without exception.”

The conversation come days after the White House reported a discussion between President Trump and Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, during which the President had pushed for talks between New Delhi and Islamabad.

On Friday, after the White House statement, Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, “Prime Minister Khan conveyed Pakistan’s concern on recent developments in Kashmir and the threat they pose to regional peace”.

Last week, Pakistan created a stir over Kashmir at the United Nations but they fell flat. Most nations agreed that the ending the special status of Jammu and Kashmir and dividing it into two union territories was a bilateral matter between New Delhi and Islamabad.

Source : Various