Maps depicting Kashmir as India’s part can’t alter State’s status of ‘disputed territory’: Maleeha


UNITED NATIONS, May 18 (APP): Indian tactics to depict Jammu and Kashmir as part of India cannot change the fundamental fact that the State is “disputed territory”, a top Pakistani diplomat said Wednesday, referring to the controversial draft bill seeking to regulate India’s geospatial information.

“Jammu and Kashmir is disputed territory and numerous UN Security  Resolutions attest to this,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told APP when asked to comment on the Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesman’s claim that the State was integral part of India and that the the proposed Geospatial Information Regulation Bill was an “entirely internal legislative matter of India”.

Ambassador Lodhi comments came as the United Nations Security Council  issued her letter addressed to the UN Secretary-General and the Council’s President, in which she voiced Pakistan government’s “serious concern” over the Indian move, as a document of the 15-member body.