India slams Pakistan move on Gilgit-Baltistan

  • India slams Pakistan move on Gilgit-Baltistan

India slams Pakistan move on Gilgit-Baltistan

It began with the Pakistani law minister making a statement on the Kashmir situation speaking at its high-level segment on 1 March, stating that "the Indian claim that the deteriorating human rights situation in Jammu and Kashmir is an internal affair of India is factually incorrect, legally untenable and in violation of the UN Security Council resolution".

The China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which connects China's western Xinjiang province with Pakistan, passes through Gilgit Baltistan.

"JKIPA appeals to the UN High commissioners for human rights to organize a UN fact finding delegation to visit Pakistan administered Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and bring on record of extreme repression of the people by Pakistan", he said. Political activists and religious persons and students of Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan (PoGB) who do not comply with ISI's dictation have been framed under anti-Terrorist act of Schedule 4. Pakistan is unsure of the population of Gilgit-Baltistan as they have agitated against Pakistani establishment time and again. Till this order, the region was still referred to as I Northern Areas.

It is not going to be an easy run for the Pakistani government, considering the hurdles in the way.

Expressing concerns over tight control of freedom of expression in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan, Kashmiri said that this control is highly selective as militant organisations have free land to propagate their views and disseminate literature though support of independence or for United Kashmir.

India rejects Pakistan's efforts to meddle in Indian judicial system.

He deplored killing and injuring of Kashmiris by Indian occupation forces and arrest of Kashmiri leadership.

"We hope that India will soon realise that dialogue is a key to peace and stability in the region, as well as peace between our two countries, particularly in the context of the issue of Jammu and Kashmir", Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zakaria said at the weekly media briefing on Thursday.

"BNF and other political and religious workers in Pakistan occupied Gilgit Baltistan are facing death sentence in fake cases without right of appeal in any High Court and Supreme Court", he said.