New Delhi, August 5
India on Wednesday hit out at China for calling reorganisation of Jammu and Kashmir as unlawful and invalid and asserted that Beijing didn’t have any locus standi on the matter.
External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated China is suggested to not touch upon the inner affairs of different nations.
“We have noted the comments of the Chinese MFA spokesperson on the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The Chinese side has no locus standi whatsoever on this matter and is advised not to comment on the internal affairs of other nations,” he stated.
India’s response got here hours after Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin stated in Beijing that any unilateral change to established order of Jammu and Kashmir is illegitimate and invalid.
Earlier within the day, China had stated it hoped that India and Pakistan may “properly” deal with their variations by way of dialogue, enhance relations and collectively safeguard peace, stability and improvement of each nations and the broader area.
Responding to a query raised by a Pakistani correspondent on the completion of 1 12 months of the revocation of particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir and its bifurcation into two union territories — Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh — Wenbin stated: “China closely follows the situation in the Kashmir region. Our position is consistent and clear. This issue is a dispute left over from history between Pakistan and India.”
“Any unilateral change to the status quo is illegal and invalid. This issue should be properly resolved peacefully through dialogue and consultation between the parties concerned,” he stated. China final 12 months had known as the Indian transfer as “unacceptable” — PTI