-Ronik Sharma (Advocate)
S. Jaishankar, Minister of External Affairs of India
On Monday, Ministry of External affairs India has strongly protested against Pakistan's efforts to bring material change in Pakistan occupied territories of Jammu and Kashmir & Ladakh and asked Pakistan (neighbouring country ) to vacate them. In a press statement issued by the Ministry, External Affairs said that India demarche senior Pakistan diplomat and lodged a strong protest against Supreme Court of Pakistan order on the so-called "Gilgit-Baltistan”. It was conveyed to Pakistani Government that the entire Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, including the areas of Gilgit and Baltistan, are an integral part of India under its fully legal and irrevocable accession. So, Pakistan and it's Judiciary as well as Government of Pakistan has no locus stand on territories which were forcibly and illegally occupied by the direct attack of Pakistan in association with trained hired agents( so-called as Kabayalies) Since 1947, on the boundaries of the then erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir. India said on Monday and strongly objected the former's efforts to bring "material change" in areas under its occupation and asked Pakistan to must vacate all areas under its illegal trade from last seven decades. The government of India actively opposing such actions by the neighbouring country, i.e. Pakistan and continued attempts to bring material changes in Pakistan occupied areas of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh. India never gave up its claim on the region, though Pakistan has the illegal control over PoJK. In Parliament of India, India had passed a resolution on February 22, 1994 :
1. The state of Jammu and Kashmir has been being and shall be an integral part of India, and any attempts to separate it from the rest of the country will be resisted by all necessary means
2. India has will and capacity to firmly counter all designs against its unity, sovereignty and territorial integrity and demands.
3. Pakistan must vacate the areas of the India state of Jammu and Kashmir, which they have occupied through aggression and resolves that.
4.All attempts to interfere in the internal affairs of India will be met resolutely
The Resolution was unanimously adopted. So it is all clear that Pakistan and its Government has no locus stand in Jammu and Kashmir and its illegal forcible occupation over the area of Indian territories from the past seven decades is a gross violation of the international law. It was further conveyed that no such actions of Pakistan and it's Judiciary can neither hide the illegal, forcibly occupation on the areas of Indian Union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh by Pakistan nor the grave human rights violations, exploitation and denial of freedom to the people residing in Pakistan occupied territories for the past seven decades.
(The writer is an Advocate)