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Delhi opened the G20 tourism meeting in Indian-administered Kashmir Monday amid tight security, a move China and Pakistan condemned him.

Muslim-majority Kashmir has been the subject of a dispute between New Delhi and Islamabad of that claim it in full since their independence 75 years ago.

The Indian controlled part was drained for Decades of rebellion seeking independence or integration with Pakistan , with tens of thousands of civilians soldiers Kashmiris were killed by the rebels in dispute.

said the police last The week the security was beefed up up “to avoid any chance of terrorist attack during the G-20 meeting” first diplomat event in Territory since New Delhi revoked its limited autonomy and took direct control in 2019.

The assembly will take three days place In a sprawling well guarded setting on beaches of Dal Lake in To install Srinagar.

ways leading to location It was fresh black- It is lit, and the electricity poles are lit up in Colors of India national flag for show What officials say is “the return of normalcy and peace” to region.

India is promoting tourism in kashmir f more from a million of visited its citizens last year.

No Chinese delegate will attend event.

India and its northern neighbor are locked down in a military confrontation along their mostly demarcated border in stray region.

Beijing also claims the Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh in full as part of Tibet, Kashmir is a disputed area.

“China firmly opposes sticking to any form of G20 meeting in “The disputed territories will not attend such meetings,” foreign ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin told reporters on Friday.

It was reported that Türkiye, Saudi Arabia and Indonesia also It is unlikely that join.

India holds the G20 presidency for 2023 has planned more From 100 meetings across the country.

China has already stay away from events in both Ladakh and Arunachal Pradesh.

Hundreds arrested

Pakistan is not a member of the G20 controls smaller portion of Kashmir held the tourism meeting, said in area violated international Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements.

Pakistani Foreign Ministry minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said last The week India was showing its “arrogance to world”and that” shows their insignificance,” prompting a sharp response from New Delhi.

India accuses Pakistan of training and supporting activists in Kashmir, which Islamabad denies.

Since the Constitution of India of 2019 changes, the rebels in Kashmir has been pretty much crushed – though young men complete to join Rebellion.

But dissent has been criminalized, media Curb freedoms and public limited protests, in What critics Saying is drastic downsizing of Civil Liberties by India.

Last week, the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority issues, said Fernand de Varennes, New Delhi was pursuing use G-20 meeting “to photograph international Seal of consent” on condition “should To be disparaged and condemned.” India rejected those comments.

Outraged residents from under the tiered-up Security measures, hundreds were arrested in Police stations and thousands including shop owners have received calls from officials warning they against any ‘marks’ of protest or problem.

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