It is cognisance of the fact that the Kashmir problem has reached even beyond Indian shores. As per the reports on Monday, the Gulf nation of Bahrain had taken legal action against a certain group of Pakistani and Bangladeshi citizens who held a rally for Kashmir on Sunday.
It has been learnt that a protest was allegedly carried out by some South Asians regarding the Indian government’s significant decision to strip Jammu and Kashmir of its special status in Bahrain.
The rally was organised after Eid prayers in Bahrain illegally.
Tweeting about the action taken, Bahrain’s interior ministry informed further development in the process. He said that local police started legal proceedings against the protestors.
Bahrain had also urged citizens to not use ‘religious occasions’ for political purposes.
“Legal proceedings were taken against some Asians for gathering in a way that violated the law after Eid prayer. The case referred to the Public Prosecution. It urges citizens and residents to not politically exploit religious occasions,” the tweet read.
The development comes after Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan called up the King of Bahrain Shaikh Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa on Friday to inform the latter of the current situation in Kashmir.
However, on Monday, India scrapped Article 370 to withdraw the special status to Jammu and Kashmir and divided the region into two Union Territories – Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
“The King of Bahrain said that the government of Bahrain was closely monitoring the developments in Kashmir with deep concern and hoped that all issues would be resolved through dialogue,” as per a statement issued by Imran Khan’s office.
(with inputs from Geeta Mohan in New Delhi)