PM rejects scope for third party mediation in Kashmir

  1. Indian Prime Minister has met US President on the sidelines of the G-7 Summit in France.
  2. During the meeting,Indian PM has rejected any scope for a third party mediation between India and Pakistan on Kashmir.He reiterated that Kashmir is a bilateral issue.
  3. This statement came after US President has offered to mediate between India and Pakistan on the Kashmir dispute despite India repeatedly stating that it is a bilateral matter between the two nations.
  4. The tensions between India and Pakistan have escalated ever since India abrogated provisions of Article 370 of the Constitution to withdraw Jammu and Kashmir’s special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.
  5. However,India has categorically told the international community that the scrapping of Article 370 was an internal matter and has also advised Pakistan to accept reality.