FO denounces the BJP minister for his “provocative remarks” on the integration of the AJK in India

The Foreign Ministry on Tuesday slammed a Bharatiya Janata party minister for his “completely delusional and provocative remarks” on “the hope of integration of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) in India” under the administration of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

“It is usual for political figures in the BJP-RSS to combine to drag Pakistan into the internal politics of India with the aim of diverting public attention from major issues and fueling hyper-nationalism in order to achieve electoral gains,” the Foreign Office spokesman said in a statement.

The FOs ‘good advice’ to Indian leaders to ‘refrain from indulging in absurd fantasies and take real cognizance of the grave situation on the ground in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK)’ .

“The fact is that despite decades of uninterrupted Indian oppression and illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, under the BJP-RSS dispensation, the determination of Kashmiris to resist Indian occupation has only grown stronger. over time,” the statement continued.

Pakistan reminded BJP ministers that “Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute on the agenda of the UN Security Council.” He added that several UNSC resolutions “stated that the final disposition of the state of Jammu and Kashmir shall be made in accordance with the will of the people” through a “free and impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of the UN”.

“Rather than entertain any notion of aggrandizement, India should abandon its illegal occupation of the IIOJK and prepare to be held accountable for the brutalization of innocent Kashmiris by its occupying forces in the IIOJK,” he said. said the FO.

The spokesperson said Islamabad “will continue to provide all possible support to the Kashmiri people in their just struggle to realize the legitimate right to self-determination.”

A day earlier, The Indian Express reported that Indian Minister Kapil Patil expressed at an event his wish to see Azad Jammu and Kashmir “be integrated into India by 2024”.

The Indian minister had made these remarks by asking people not to expect the Indian Prime Minister to “lower the prices of onions and potatoes”.

“Only Prime Minister Modi and Amit Shah can achieve certain things for the country. Prime Minister Modi is expected to continue leading this country as he has taken bold decisions like introducing CAA and repealing Sections 370 and 35A etc. said Patil during his speech.

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