We categorically reject the statement made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Pakistan’s political map. Through sophistry and obfuscation, India cannot create a smokescreen for its illegal and unacceptable actions in Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir, including those taken since 5 August 2019.
It is preposterous for a country that is compulsively expansionist, and a brazen practitioner of state-terrorism,to level charges against others.
India has been in illegal occupation of parts of Jammu & Kashmir since 1947 and has continuously violated UN Security Council resolutions for decades. Despite its brutal suppression of Kashmiris for over 72 years, India has been unable to force them into submission.
Pakistan’s position remains clear and unambiguous. The solution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute lies in the realization of the Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations. The Government, leadership and people of Pakistan remain firmly committed to the solution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSecurity Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
The political map issued by Pakistan emphatically reaffirms this abiding commitment.
4 August 2020
Last modified: August 4, 2020
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