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SOURCE: UNI

In a toughening stance against a mission that Indians have long opposed, India might soon ask United Nations military observer group on Kashmir to vacate a government-provided bungalow in New Delhi and Srinagar.

As part of a U.N. Security Council resolution to supervise the ceasefire in the divided region, the small U.N. mission has its main offices in the Kashmir capital Srinagar on the Indian side and in the Pakistani capital Islamabad.

The world community expressed little displeasure following the repeal of Articles 370 and 35 A from Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019, and the designation of the state as a Union Territory. The removal of Kashmir’s special status was described as an internal matter of India by the majority of countries.

The government has stated that the Simla Agreement and the subsequent establishment of the Line of Control have supplanted the UNMOGIP’s role. The UNMOGIP has “no relevance or role to play whatsoever,” according to New Delhi.