In a controversial move, the New York State Assembly passed a resolution calling on Governor Andrew Cuomo to declare February 5 as Kashmir American Day. The NY Assembly’s move has been met with criticism in India as officials here noted with ‘concern’ the attempts being made by ‘vested interests’ to misrepresent Jammu and Kashmir’s rich cultural and social mosaic.
The legislative resolution, adopted in the New York State Assembly on February 3, calls on Cuomo to proclaim February 5, 2021 as Kashmir American Day in the State of New York.
Pakistan has been trying to drum up international support against India after Article 370 was abrogated in Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.
Meanwhile, India has firmly told Pakistan that the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir has been, is, and shall continue to be an integral part of India. New Delhi has maintained that issues related to Jammu and Kashmir are internal matters to India.