India Slams Pakistan's Continued Support of Terror

Tariq Azeem urges world to play role for resolution of Kashmir dispute

India has fervently maintained that the entire state of Jammu and Kashmir, which includes areas now under Pakistan occupation, is an integral part of the Union of India.

"We are concerned at the continued efforts by Pakistan to deny the people of the region their political rights, and the efforts being made to absorb these territories", Vikas Swarup, then-spokesperson of the MEA had said, articulating India's opposition to the move.

About the $46 billion China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) which goes through Gilgit-Baltistan region over which India has protested to Beijing, Hua said, "the CPEC will not affect China's position on the relevant (Kashmir) issue". Their main objective is to separate Gilgit-Baltistan from Jammu and Kashmir.

"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".

According to an earlier report in Dawn newspaper, Pakistan was mulling to elevate the constitutional status of the region in a bid to provide legal cover to the CPEC.

Paksitan's minister for inter-provincial coordination Riaz Hussain Pirzada told Geo TV that the decision was on recommendation of a committee headed by Advisor of Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz.

Coming down heavily on the country, she said minorities in India have been Prime Ministers, Presidents, Vice-Presidents, senior Cabinet Ministers, senior civil servants, cricket team captains, Bollywood superstars and questioned if minorities in Pakistan had claim to even a shadow of these accomplishments. The rising concern is disturbing now as Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir region has become the hub of global terror.

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

"It's such a disgraceful irony that on one hand Pakistan is sending its terrorists to bully and shut the people of occupied Gilgit Baltistan, and on the other hand it demands freedom for J&K", he said.

Pakistan's selective approach in tackling terror groups operating outside Pakistan and within, despite the numerous solemn promises made, underscores the continuing unwillingness to acknowledge the truth.

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