China and Türkiye are among the G20 member countries that are likely to skip the tourism working group meeting next week in Srinagar, Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, while several other countries will have low-level participation in the event.
The meeting is scheduled to take place in Srinagar on May 22-24.
Indian daily Hindustan Times reported that several other countries, both G20 member states and guest countries invited by India to be part of the G20 process, are expected to have low-level participation at the meet in Srinagar.
These countries, the daily said, are likely to be represented by diplomats from their embassies in New Delhi instead of officials from their respective capitals. Saudi Arabia and Mexico are likely to be among these countries.
Earlier, China skipped the G20 meeting held in Arunachal Pradesh in March after expressing displeasure over the event.
The holding of an international event in a disputed territory is also a violation of the UN Charter.
Meanwhile, India has turned the entire occupied territory into a fort ahead of the G20 meeting in Srinagar. The Indian forces, in the name of security measures for the meeting, have accelerated the unjustified actions of siege and search and the lives of the Kashmiris, who were already victims of Indian state terrorism, have become more difficult.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has called for a strike on May 22 in the occupied territory against the holding of the meeting. It said through the said meeting India actually wants to justify its illegal actions and wants to give the impression to the international community that the situation in IIOJK is fine.
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