How Pakistani media reacted to Modi govt's decision to strip Kashmir of special status

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How Pakistani media reacted to Modi govt's decision to strip Kashmir of special status

Pakistan media, much like the Pakistan government, has raised strong objections to the Modi government's move to scrap Article 370 and withdraw special status to Jammu and Kashmir. From accusing the Indian government of "failing" Kashmir once again, to "robbing" the state of its special status, Pakistani newspapers have worded their reactions strongly.

One of the most prominent newspapers of the country, The Dawn has said, "New Delhi sheds fig leaf, robs held Kashmir of special status". In another headline on the front page that has been dedicated to the major announcement of the Modi government, Dawn has said that the Imran Khan government will be discussing the Kashmir situation in Parliament on Tuesday.

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The Express Tribune has called August 5 as the "darkest day for Kashmir". The front page headline of the newspaper reads, "Darkest Day for Kashmir: Occupation redux".

Another prominent newspaper, Pakistan Today has said, "India fails Kashmir again" while Pakistan Observer has said, "India revokes occupied Kashmir's special status".

The Nation has said, "India forcibly revokes IOK special status".

Pakistan government on Monday condemned and rejected Modi government's announcement to revoke Article 370 of the Constitution that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and vowed to exercise "all possible options" to counter India's "illegal" and "unilateral" step.

Prime Minister Imran Khan termed the move to revoke Article 370 as "illegal" and said it will "further deteriorate" relations between the two neighbours.

Pakistan Foreign Office summoned Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and conveyed a "strong demarche on the announcements made and actions taken" by the Government of India over Jammu and Kashmir.

Meanwhile, United Nations and the Unites States have urged both India and Pakistan to exercise restraint and maintain peace and stability in the region.