New Delhi, August 4
India on Tuesday described Pakistan’s new “political map” as an train in political absurdity. “These ridiculous assertions of laying claims to parts of Gujarat and the UTs of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh have neither legal validity nor international credibility,” mentioned the Ministry of External Affairs.
“In fact, this new effort only confirms reality of Pakistan’s obsession with territorial aggrandisement supported by cross-border terrorism,” mentioned a press release.
Earlier within the day, Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, together with Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, launched into a brand new try to rake up the Kashmir dispute.
Qureshi’s final week’s try on the UN had didn’t yield dividends. The UN Security Council mentioned Kashmir, however behind closed doorways final week with no information stored of the assembly, mentioned India’s UN everlasting
consultant TS Tirumurti. The “new political map” was one other try to internationally undertaking the Kashmir challenge as a dispute forward of the primary anniversary of rearrangement of J&Okay, mentioned sources.
Qureshi mentioned the “official map” would now be utilized in colleges and faculties. He mentioned Kashmir borders had been stored open-ended because it was a disputed territory. The map additionally consists of an eastward shift of the disputed Sir Creek in Gujarat and a declare over the Siachen Glacier. — TNS