J&K delimitation: India rejects Pakistan’s “ridiculous proposal”

New Delhi: India on Tuesday rejected a “ridiculous resolution” of the Pakistani National Assembly, saying the country has no authority over India’s internal affairs.

The statement was issued in response to media queries regarding the resolution passed by the Pakistan National Assembly regarding ‘Delimitation of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir’.

“We categorically reject the ridiculous resolution passed by the National Assembly of Pakistan on the subject of the delimitation exercise in the Indian Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan has no right to speak or interfere in India’s internal affairs, including These include “Indian territory under the illegal and forcible occupation of Pakistan,” foreign ministry spokesman Arindam Bagchi said in a statement.

India once again reiterated that the entire territory of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh has always been and will be an integral part of India.

Bagchi said that the delimitation exercise in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is a democratic exercise based on the principles of comprehensive stakeholder consultation and participation.

“It is regrettable that the leadership in Pakistan, instead of organizing its home, is interfering in the internal affairs of India and engaging in baseless and anti-India propaganda,” the ministry said.

The Spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs once again said that Pakistan should immediately stop anti-India cross-border terrorism and shut down its infrastructure of terrorism, and the serious and persistent conflict in Pakistan-occupied Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh (POJKL). Human rights violations must be stopped.

The statement asked Pakistan to refrain from influencing any material change in the status of the POJKL and to vacate the Indian territories which are under its illegal and forcible occupation.