China Opposes G20 Assembly In Kashmir, Says Will Not Attend


China has strongly opposed the holding of a G20 assembly in Kashmir, whereas Turkey and Saudi Arabia haven’t registered for the occasion to be held in Srinagar.

On Friday, Chinese language International Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated that “China firmly opposes holding G20 conferences in any kind in “disputed” areas and won’t attend such conferences.”

That is the primary such strongly worded assertion by China on the G20 occasion in Srinagar. The third G20 Tourism Working Group assembly might be held on Might 22-24 in Srinagar amid heightened safety within the area.

China has not solely determined to steer clear of the occasion, but it surely has additionally raised the problem of Kashmir’s “disputed” standing forward of the primary main worldwide occasion in Jammu and Kashmir because the state was stripped of its particular standing and statehood in 2019.

Round 60 delegates from G20 international locations are anticipated to attend the assembly in Srinagar. Nonetheless, earlier it was anticipated that over 100 delegates would attend the meet.

Sources say Turkey has determined to steer clear of the assembly, and Saudi Arabia has not registered for the occasion to date.

Srinagar is underneath an unprecedented safety blanket. Marine commandos and Nationwide Safety Guards (NSG) have been deployed within the area as a part of the ground-to-air safety cowl.

Marines, often known as Marcos, have taken over the safety of Dal Lake, across the Sher-e-Kashmir Worldwide Conference Centre (SKICC), the venue for the G20 assembly. NSG commandos have been conducting space domination workout routines together with police and paramilitary forces. On Thursday, NSG carried out searches at Lal Chowk.


Paramilitary troops had been seen coming into the houseboats and finishing up searches.

Houseboats are manufactured from wooden, together with cedar, and have beautiful wooden carvings. They signify the tradition and age-old custom of Kashmir.

Officers say the G20 occasion in Srinagar is to showcase Kashmir’s tourism potential and likewise ship a message to the world that it’s an integral a part of the nation.

The participation of member international locations of the world’s strongest membership is seen as an endorsement of India’s stand.

Safety forces have inputs that terrorists might attempt to perform some main assault to disrupt the G20 occasion. Huge safety operations are being carried out to forestall any such try. Military, Border Safety Pressure (BSF), Central Reserve Police Pressure (CRPF), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and Jammu and Kashmir Police are a part of the safety grid within the area.