Up to date: August 4, 2020 9:26:14 pm
The Ministry of Exterior Affairs lashed out at Pakistan on Tuesday for unveiling a brand new “political map” that confirmed Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Junagadh in Gujarat as its territories. Calling it “an train in political absurdity”, the MEA stated the hassle confirmed Pakistan’s “obsession with territorial aggrandisement supported by cross-border terrorism”.
“We have now seen a so-called ‘political map’ of Pakistan that has been launched by Prime Minister Imran Khan. That is an train in political absurdity, laying untenable claims to territories within the Indian State of Gujarat and our Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and of Ladakh,” the MEA stated.
The event comes a day forward of the primary anniversary of the revocation of particular standing to Jammu and Kashmir below Article 370 and bifurcation of the erstwhile state into two Union territories — Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.
“These ridiculous assertions have neither authorized validity nor worldwide credibility. In reality, this new effort solely confirms actuality of Pakistan’s obsession with territorial aggrandisement supported by cross-border terrorism,” the MEA additional stated.
The choice was taken by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan at a Cupboard assembly earlier within the day. Later, Khan stated it was backed by “all political events and folks of Pakistan”, Daybreak reported.
Junagadh was one of many states that had not acceded to the Indian union by August 15, 1947. In early 1947, the Dewan of Junagadh, Nabi Baksh invited Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto of the Muslim league to hitch the state council of ministers. Within the absence of the present dewan, Bhutto took over the workplace and pressed the Nawab to accede to Pakistan. When Pakistan accepted Junagadh’s request for accession, the Indian leaders have been enraged because it went in opposition to Jinnah’s two-nation concept.
The disturbed scenario in Junagadh led to a whole breakdown of the financial system and consequently the Nawab fled to Karachi. Vallabhbhai Patel requested Pakistan to permit a plebiscite in Junagadh. Ultimately, on February 20, 1948, a plebiscite was held within the state whereby 91 per cent of the voters selected to hitch India.
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