Indian map to get redrawn as consequence of Hindutva: Asif Ghafoor

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan army chief spokesman Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor took a dig at India for depicting parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir within the territorial jurisdiction of India in their maps.

Taking to his personal Twitter account, Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor said that Kashmiris will draw the actual map. “Indian map will get redrawn as consequence of Hindutva. It’s matter of time. A time not far, IA,” he tweeted.

His tweet came two days after Foreign Office rejected the political maps of India, issued by the Indian Home Ministry on 2 November 2019, displaying Jammu and Kashmir region and seeking to depict parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir within the territorial jurisdiction of India.

Pakistan said Indian maps were incorrect, legally untenable, void and in complete violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

The Indian maps are incompatible with the United Nations’ maps, it said.

“We reiterate that no step by India can change the “disputed”status of Jammu and Kashmir 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.”

Pakistan would continue supporting the legitimate struggle of the people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir for exercising their right to self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.

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