India’s new move


On November 2, 2019, India once again taking unilateral action announced new maps of newly formed Union Territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh, with the map of India violating United Nations map and resolutions on the status of Kashmir. The maps prepared by the Survey of India have been released by the ministry of home affairs. The issuance of new maps is continuation of the India’s move to revoke Article 370 of the Indian Constitution and bifurcation of Indian Occupied Kashmir in to two Union Territories under the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019.
Pakistan has strongly rejected the political maps of India, displaying Jammu and Kashmir region and seeking to depict parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir within the territorial jurisdiction of India. The Foreign Office in a statement immediately after the release of the maps described the move as incorrect, legally untenable, void and in complete violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions. Pakistan rejected these political maps which are incompatible with the United Nations’ maps.
The statement reiterated that no step by India can change the “disputed” status of Jammu and Kashmir recognized by the United Nations and 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 once again reaffirmed the commitment that it 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. Indian government is taking one step after the other despite criticism from the world community on its actions. After Turkey’s and Malaysia’s open support for Pakistan on Kashmir, Germany has also responded to the moral question of India’s illegal occupation of Kashmir. The German Chancellor Angela Merkel words to the reporters in New Delhi that Kashmir situation is unsustainable should be an eye-opener for the Indian government.

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