Jammu & Kashmir

Indonesia to decide on attending G20 in Kashmir, waiting for orders: Envoy

An armed forces personnel stands deployed near Ghanta Ghar in Lal Chowk, Srinagar. [FPK File Photo/VIkar Syed.]

Indonesia’s envoy to India has said that they are waiting for Jakarta’s instruction on whether to attend the G-20 huddles in Kashmir amid Pakistan’s objection.

The Indonesian Ambassador to India has said that Indonesia is yet to decide whether its delegation will attend the G20 summit meetings slated to be held in Kashmir.

The envoy, Ina Krisnamurthi, said they are waiting for the Indonesian government’s instruction on the matter.

On Tuesday, Pakistan condemned India’s decision to hold Group of 20 meetings in Kashmir next month, calling the move “irresponsible”.

India currently holds the rotating year-long presidency of the G20 and is set to host a leaders’ summit in New Delhi in early September.

According to Reuters, Pakistan accused India of acting in “disregard of the UN Security Council resolutions and in violation of the principles of the UN Charter and international law.”

“Pakistan vehemently condemns these moves,” it said.

New Delhi has long accused Pakistan of stoking a decades-long separatist insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir, the only Muslim-majority region in India.

Islamabad denies that accusation, saying it only provides diplomatic and moral support for Kashmiris seeking self-determination.

Pakistan also accuses India of human rights violations in the parts of Kashmir under its control, a charge New Delhi rejects.

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