Pakistan rejects political maps issued by India

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan rejected political maps issued by Indian authorities seeking to depict parts of Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir within territorial jurisdiction of India.

“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, are incorrect, legally untenable, void and in complete violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions,” a statement by the FO said.

“We these political maps, which are incompatible with the United Nations’ maps.”

“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.”

It said that 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.