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Article 370 biggest test of Indian judiciary: FM Shah

ISLAMABAD: Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has said that application in Indian Supreme Court against abrogation of Article 370 is biggest test of the Supreme Court of India.
Addressing the upper house of parliament earlier in Islamabad, the foreign minister said that he was pleased with the opposition’s stance on the issue despite having political differences.
The foreign minister said that the people of Kashmir are looking towards us for a resolution of the issue.
Shah Mehmood Qureshi said that the proceedings in the Senate have sent a positive message across the border, adding that the Senate Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs Chairman Senator Mushahid Hussain and former diplomat Sherry Rehman knew the occupied Kashmir issue well.
He said that the leadership in India was not on one page and politicians were barred from visiting the occupied valley.
He added that Pakistan is weighing its diplomatic, legal and political options. He said that on the diplomatic front, Pakistan has achieved a few successes.
In this regard, Qureshi, earlier, had a telephonic conversation with Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand Winston Peters on the situation of Indian occupied Kashmir.
Since 5th August, the Indian government decided to repeal Article 370 of the Indian constitution. The government had subsequently instituted a communications blackout to suppress the Kashmiri reaction to its unilateral decision. Curfew in occupied Kashmir has entered the 26th day today.
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