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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                    ashok
                    Sep 1, 2016 at 2:27 pm
                    by abusing this shows your mental setup.
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                      ashok
                      Sep 1, 2016 at 2:25 pm
                      you have more than freedom in kashmir but are brainwashed by antinationals. Go and see freedom in POK and BHOLOCHISTAN and then comment
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                        asit guin
                        Sep 1, 2016 at 3:01 pm
                        The Shimla pact message for India and stan is very simple. Oil your own Kashmir and forget about other side of Kashmir. Kashmir parion by Shimla pact 1972 is as final as stan parion in 1971.
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                          asit guin
                          Sep 1, 2016 at 2:59 pm
                          The Shimla pact of 1972 was a great success in Indira’s politics. Nehru did a mistake by sending Kashmir issue to UN and Indira rectified father's mistake by Simla pact. So Kashmir issue is no longer an UN issue. Historians and diplomats will always remember it. For the others, let the democratic right of remembering or not remembering act. lt;br/gt; Plebiscite in JK ? stan is created without plebiscite. The Simla pact of 1972 is a ceasefire pact also. Any attempt to dilute Simla pact is equivalent to dilution of ceasefire and dilution of ceasefire is equivalent to war-crime in software form.
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                            avi
                            Sep 1, 2016 at 9:52 pm
                            Correct POK is our why have waited almost 70 years to claim it back ??? This shows the lethargy of the past governments.
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                              Nikulogical cheese
                              Sep 1, 2016 at 9:08 pm
                              Stop killing innocent kashmiris free kashmir stop geniocide of innocent kashmiris! Pak should vague a war with india on kashmir issue cox kashmiris dont want to be part of india! They are freedom fighters
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                                RG
                                Sep 1, 2016 at 4:45 pm
                                The w of stan belongs to India- it was illegally annexed as a independent country. India should claim back what is rightfully ours and deport the s who rule and lt;br/gt;Occupy the Government and Armed of forces
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                                  Hindu
                                  Sep 1, 2016 at 3:16 pm
                                  stan is OCCUPYING entire W.Paksitan...Modi will Throw the Punjabis into the Arabian sea.
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                                    Jai
                                    Sep 1, 2016 at 12:46 pm
                                    Our Governments failed to raise the issue and make efforts of taking back part of Kashmir Occupied by PAK Illigellay.
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                                      kris kumar
                                      Sep 1, 2016 at 12:30 pm
                                      Arrogant atude of Sharif and its army by keep bringing Kashmir at international forum is bringing Pak nearer to destruction. s are still thinking India is ruled by softly MMS and they can play all sort of dirty tricks. The talks on JandK has reached its end and the only talks will be on s moving out of POK and cross border terrorism. Chinese must move out of POK. Balochistan should be free from occupation and India will Balochi in all possible way to get their freedom even it means using force. s must the consequences for provoking India for too long and the people of India are with PM Modi all the way.
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                                        Lalit M.
                                        Sep 1, 2016 at 9:12 pm
                                        why do we need to add our Muslim potion from 15 % to 35% by taking back stan with its Muslims.Let stan prosper in its own way or get destro ultimately by persuing violent methods to succeed which can never succeed.
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                                          Lalit Mohan
                                          Sep 1, 2016 at 5:54 pm
                                          It is good pok is part of pak. At least for this reason we feel yourself, Indians united.
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                                            M Vyas
                                            Sep 1, 2016 at 1:44 pm
                                            Sharifo ke Sharif and Namaje Nawaj not writing a letter to friendly country China to implement international court order on south china sea illegal occupation and do justice to neighbouring country..To return territory of India occupied in 1962 ...stabbed india on Punchsheel.... China not to construct CPEC. on the territory of sovereign country land of Balochistan..Gilgit.dia's POK..Look here Mr Sharif in next ten years. China will loose half of its provincials on demand for democratic rule ..will get separated and stan will loose golly good 40% area of Baloch...
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