In telegram 1672 to Karachi, January 18, the State Department informed Hildreth (the US Ambassador) that it approved the line he had taken in his conversation with Suhrawardy.
The Department noted that since Suhrawardy (the Pakistan foreign minister) may have acquired a misconception regarding the US position toward Kashmir, Hildreth could reiterate to him that US policy had not changed, and that the United States continued to support a solution to this problem based on UN resolutions unless and until another solution was agreed upon by both parties.
The Department emphasized that it did not accept the allegation that Pakistan’s acceptance of military aid and adherence to SEATO and the Baghdad Pact changed the situation in Kashmir; it believed, on the contrary, that prior UN actions continued to be valid. The Department of State expressed concern with the strongly implied threat of Foreign Minister Noon that Pakistan would decrease its cooperation in SEATO and the Baghdad Pact if the United States did not take a position on Kashmir satisfactory to the Pakistanis.
“We consider (that) Pakistan’s membership in (these) pacts rests on (the) basis (that) such membership (was) in (the) national interest of Pakistan and not because (of) US desires,” the telegram concluded. “At appropriate occasions you are requested (to) reiterate this to (the) Pakistanis.”
1990: Farooq Quits as J and K CM
Dr Farooq Abdullah, the Chief Minister of Jammu Kashmir, resigned to protest the appointment of Jagmohan as the governor of the state. Jammu and Kashmir came under governor’s rule. The appointment perturbed the public. Processions and anti-India protests intensified, especially in Srinagar. The legislative assembly was suspended and finally dissolved.