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Key members of G20 not confirm to participate in meeting in IIOJK
May 22, 2023

India is facing embarrassment, as several countries have not confirmed their participation in the G20 meeting, beginning in the disputed territory of Indian illegally occupied Kashmir today.

Indian government has announced that Turkiye, Saudi Arabia and Egypt have not confirmed their attendance, indicating they will skip the meeting.

China has already opposed the G20 Working Group meeting on Tourism in the internationally recognized disputed territory.

Several prominent Indian journalists had raised questions over Modi’s government ploy to hold the summit in Srinagar.

The Indian daily "The Hindu" said Turkiye, Saudi Arabia and Egypt are all members of the OIC, and very critical of India’s changes in the status of the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

A few days back, the UN Special Rapporteur on Minority Issues Fernand de Varennes, had also criticised the event being held in Srinagar as an effort to “normalise” human rights violations in the territory.

He noted that human rights violations have risen dramatically in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir since 2019, after Indian government revoked special status of the territory.