India underlines claim over PaK, Gilgit-Baltistan

India underlines claim over PaK, Gilgit-Baltistan

New Delhi: India on Wednesday underlined its claim over territories of Jammu and Kashmir under Pakistani administration amid moves by Islamabad to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as a new province.
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj asserted in the Lok Sabha that it would be wrong to think that India will let go of any part of its territory. She made the statement after BJD leader Bhartruhari Mahtab wondered if the government has even properly responded to Pakistan’s move to make Gilgit-Baltistan its fifth province.
Noting that some Western countries had criticised it, he asked, “What is our government’s response?”
He asked the government to not forget history or it will be condemned to repeat it.
In her response, Swaraj said the Indian government had opposed Pakistan’s move the very day it got to know about it.
“Even raising a doubt over this government that it will let go off some area will be wrong,” the minister added.
She noted that both Houses of Parliament had passed resolutions which had iterated India’s claim over the PaK and Gilgit-Baltistan, both under Pakistan’s administration, and the government was bound by it. She also quoted a BJP slogan which underlines India’s claim over the territory and noted that its founder Shyama Prasad Mookerjee had “sacrificed” his life over this.
“We are bound by Parliament’s resolutions and also our resolve,” she said.

One Response to "India underlines claim over PaK, Gilgit-Baltistan"

  1. Iqbal   April 6, 2017 at 2:20 pm

    You are claiming even Suadi to be part of your Akhand Bharat.It is irrelevant as to what you think.The most important is what the people of United J&K want.
    Let better sense prevail.To acertain your standing better call plebsite which is a democratic process to which you are signatory.By passing paper resolution in parliament doesn’t make Kashmir part of India.
    Nobody can stop your polticians from day dreaming.


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