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Maldives backs India's decision on Article 370, bifurcation of J&K

Press Trust of India  |  Male 

The Maldives backed India on Wednesday on its decision to revoke Article 370 and bifurcate the state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, saying every nation has the right to amend their laws as required.

India revoked provisions of Article 370 which gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir and decided that the state be split into two union territories - Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.

"The Maldives considers the decision taken by the Government of India regarding Article 370 of the Indian Constitution as an internal matter," the Maldives government said.

"We believe that it is the right of every sovereign nation to amend their laws as required," it said in a statement.

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First Published: Wed, August 07 2019. 20:45 IST