Part of Kashmir under illegal occupation of Pakistan: MEA

"They(Pakistan) can write as many letters as they want(to UN), it won't change the fact that J&K is integral part of India," said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:September 1, 2016 5:19 pm
pakistan., terror, terrorism, Cross-border terrorism, India-pakistan bilateral realtionship, Indo-pak ties,Vikas swarup, PoK, S Jaishankar, Pakistan government, India, Government of india, india news MInistry of External Affairs Spokesman Vikas Swarup.
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Reacting to the fresh letter written by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to United Nation regarding the Kashmir issue, the government on Thursday said these letters won’t change the reality that Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of India.

“They(Pakistan) can write as many letters as they want(to UN), it won’t change the fact that J&K is an integral part of India,” said MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup.

Talking to media in the national capital, Sawrup added, “Also the ground reality is that part of Jammu and Kashmir is under illegal occupation of Pakistan.”

In yet another attempt to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Sharif has written to the UN chief for the second time in a month to intervene by sending a fact-finding mission to probe alleged human rights violations in the Valley.

Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said that Sharif sent the letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon apprising him of the deteriorating situation in Kashmir. Sharif sent the letter in response to UN Secretary General’s call for making efforts to avoid further violence in Kashmir, he said.

“The Prime Minister mentioned that while ‘Azad Jammu and Kashmir’ cannot be compared in terms of the grim and tragic situation of human rights in Kashmir, it remains open to any UN mission for a visit as it has always facilitated the UNMOGIP, foreign diplomats and tourists,”Zakariya said.

The letter called Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s remarks on Balochistan and PoK as unwarranted and in complete contravention of the UN charter. It said the remarks were aimed at diverting the world attention from the ongoing atrocities in the Kashmir valley.

Sharif welcomed the UN Secretary General’s offer of his good offices and said that Kashmir is the main dispute between India and Pakistan. The spokesperson also said that Pakistan would continue its efforts to raise the Kashmir dispute at all international levels.

(With inputs from PTI)

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    San
    Sep 1, 2016 at 1:16 pm
    FREEDOM TO KASHMERE IS UNAVOIDABLE.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;NEXT PAK-INDO WAR IS AVOIDABLE.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;BUT BRAHMIN DOGS IN POWER ARE DEAF.
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      San
      Sep 1, 2016 at 1:17 pm
      HINDIA HAS BEEN OXCUPYING TAMIL NADU, KERALA, ANDRA, KARNATAKA, etc
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        San
        Sep 1, 2016 at 1:14 pm
        Vikas, talk something sensible and practical. Why are you crying again and again like a baby.
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          khan
          Sep 1, 2016 at 1:15 pm
          If stan is in illegal occupation of Kashmir then why to keep UN forces in a valley. If India claims Kashmir region then stan is bound to ask for Hyderabad , both way India loses
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            Shah
            Sep 1, 2016 at 7:01 pm
            Listen Karan singh latest speech. You will get the answer.
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              MyTake
              Sep 1, 2016 at 8:26 pm
              One of the greatest things that is happening right now and unnoticeably in Islam today is that Saudi Govt. has barred religious heads from discussing anything of political nature in Mosques. The Govt. has asked the religious heads to discuss only things that are purely religious. It's and epoch making achievement by itself.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Bangladesh has done the same thing recently and probably the first in the Muslim world to do so.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;This is history in the making in Muslim world that will lead to people eventually finding ways to live peacefully and is the first step toward separating religion from the state.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;First Bangladesh and now Saudi Govt. deserve praise for taking such a bold step. Well done Bangladesh and Saudi Govt.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hope stan does the same and help solve many of the problems which should not have existed in the first place.
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                MyTake
                Sep 1, 2016 at 7:36 pm
                Solution of Kashmir lies in addressing all the human right issues in different parts of stan. Only then stan will cease to remain a terrorist supporter country and neighbours will have the opportunity to live with peace.
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                  SubbuI
                  Sep 1, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                  WE AGREE THAT STHAN IS THE AGGRESOR AND SHARRIF GOT NOSAY IN KASMIR WHICH IS PART OF INDIA FULLY. BUT ENOUGH OF FEKU DIOBOLIC VOLLYS TO STHAN. WE ARE AFRAID THIS GUY WILL FALL PREY TO USA-CHINA. - BRITAN DUBIOUS AGENDA OF AGAIN DIVIDING Jand K. ALL FEKU'sACTION SUCH AS SEVERAL U TURNS AND SUDDEN UNINVITED VISIT TO SHRIFF BIRTH DAY PARTY AND THEN AGAIN PATHANKOT FIASCO INLETTING ISI VISIT TO OUR AIR BASE. HE IS A VERY IINCONSISTANT AND CONFUSING AND LONGING TO BE IN LIME LIGHT WITH ALL HIS FOOLISH ANTICS. HE IS THINKING INDIA IS HIS JAHIR AND HE CAN DO WHAT HE LIKES TO DO. NO.WE WILL NOT ALLOW INDIA TO DISINTEGRATE. JAI HIND
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