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1 Wednesday, August 14, 2019 13:06

BSF, Pakistani Rangers Skip Sweet Exchanging Ceremony on Pakistan's Independence Day Amid Tensions Over Article 370 Abrogation


Flags of India and Pakistan | Representational Image | (Photo Credits: PTI) Amritsar, August 14:  Indias Border Security Force (BSF) and Pakistani Rangers did not exchange sweets at Attari-Wagah border on Pakistans Independence Day on Wednesday.

Both the nations are at loggerheads after the Narendra Modi government scrapped the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by diluting Article 370. Eid Al-Adha: No Sweets Exchanged By BSF, Pakistani Rangers on Bakrid at Attari- Wagah Border.Even last week, sweets were not exchanged between the border forces of both the nations on the occasion of Eid-al-Adha.

Forces of both India and Pakistan traditionally exchange greetings and sweetmeats on their national and religious festivals. Pakistan Downgrades Diplomatic Ties With India, Expels Indian Envoy After Article 370 Revoked in Jammu and Kashmir. In retaliation to Indias move to scrap special status of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan suspended the Lahore-Delhi Samjhauta Express train and Friendship Bus service.

Islamabad also downgraded bilateral ties with New Delhi. The decision was taken by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan during a National Security Committee meeting. Samjhauta Express Between Delhi-Attari Cancelled by India in Retaliation to Pakistan Suspending Train Services.The Indian government on August 5 abrogated the provisions of Article 370, which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

. The state was also divided into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. According to the Central government, the union territory status of Jammu and Kashmir will be temporary. ..


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