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India, Pakistan engage in heated exchange at Speakers meet in Maldives

The Indian delegation in the summit is led by Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi/ Male 

Jammu and Kashmir
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India and on Sunday had a heated exchange during the South Asian Speakers' Summit in the Maldives after the Pakistani side tried to raise the issue of abrogation of provisions on

The Pakistani representative referred to the issue after which a point of order was raised by India and a strong rebuttal was given by Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harviansh.

"We strongly object to raising the internal issue of India here and we also reject the politicisation of this forum by raising issues which are extraneous to this summit," Harviansh said.

The Indian delegation in the summit is led by Lok Sabha Speaker

Tensions between India and spiked after India abrogated provisions of of the Constitution to revoke Jammu and Kashmir's special status and bifurcated it into two Union Territories.

has been trying to raise the issue at various international fora, but India has maintained that it is an internal matter.

First Published: Sun, September 01 2019. 19:20 IST