Pakistan on Sunday has categorically rejected India’s attempt to show parts of Azad Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan as their territory, saying that the maps are incorrect, legally untenable, void and in complete violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions.
The Foreign Office of Pakistan has issued a statement that the home ministry of India issued “political maps” of their country which showed the territory as part of India.
The FO said, “Pakistan rejects these political maps, which are incompatible with the United Nations’ maps.”
The FO stressed that no step by India can change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir as recognized by the United Nations.
“Such measures by the Government of India cannot prejudice the inalienable right to self-determination of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” the statement said.
Pakistan will continue to support struggle for Kashmir
The FO said Pakistan will continue to support the legitimate struggle of the people of Indian occupied Kashmir for exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.
The Indian home ministry had issued a notification describing the boundaries of the “Union Territories (UTs) of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, and also issued a fresh political map of India,” Indian media reported.
It is pertinent to mention here that both the countries have been at odds with each other ever since India decided to abrogate Article 370 of the Indian Constitution.