India lodged a protest and demarche senior Pakistan diplomat.
India has demarche a senior Pakistani diplomat and it has also lodged a strong protest to Pakistan against the Supreme Court of Pakistan order on the so-called “Gilgit-Baltistan”.
The Ministry of External Affairs said that Pakistan was told that the whole Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh areas, including areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of India. Further, it was also told that Islamabad should instantly vacate the areas which are under its illegal occupation.
As per an order given recently in which the Supreme court of Pakistan has allowed the amendment to the govt of Gilgit-Baltistan Order of 2018, to conduct the overall elections within the region. The Gilgit-Baltistan Order of 2018 provided for changes in the administration, which also included authorizing the Prime Minister of Pakistan to legislate on an array of subjects.
The MEA(Ministry of External Affairs) said during a statement that India has demarche a senior Pakistan diplomat and had lodged a robust protest to Pakistan against the Supreme Court of Pakistan order on the so-called ‘Gilgit-Baltistan’.
It further said that it was conveyed that the whole Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, which also included the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of India by virtue of its irrevocable and fully legal accession.
Such actions are completely rejected by India and continued attempts to bring material changes in areas of the Indian territory of Jammu & Kashmir occupied by Pakistan. Instead, Pakistan should immediately vacate all areas that are under its illegal occupation, the MEA asserted.
The MEA said that the govt of Pakistan or its judiciary has no locus standi on territories that are “illegally and forcibly” occupied by it.
The MEA has also stated that recent actions of Pakistan can neither hide the “illegal occupation” of parts of union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh by it nor the important human rights violation or exploitation and denial of freedom, to the people who are residing in these areas for nearly past seven decades.