India urges Pakistan to reconsider decision to downgrade ties

Published: August 08, 2019 13:12:38 | Updated: August 08, 2019 19:08:59

Indian security personnel patrol on deserted road during restrictions in Srinagar, August 5, 2019 - REUTERS/Danish Ismail

India on Thursday urged Pakistan to review its decision to downgrade diplomatic ties over the withdrawal of special status to Kashmir, the foreign ministry said in a statement.

Pakistan said it would expel India’s ambassador in Islamabad and that its envoy who was to start his assignment soon will not move to Delhi after India revoked the special privileges to Kashmir, Reuters reported.

“The Government of India regrets the steps announced by Pakistan yesterday and would urge that country to review them so that normal channels for diplomatic communications are preserved,” the Indian foreign ministry said.

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