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2019-11-04 India-Pakistan
Pakistan rejects 'incorrect, legally untenable' political maps issued by India
Should be titled "India jerks Pak chain. Again."
[DAWN] Pakistain rejects the political maps of India "displaying the Jammu and Kashmir
...a disputed territory lying between India and Pakistain. After partition, the Paks grabbed half of it and call it Azad (Free) Kashmir. The remainder they refer to as "Indian Occupied Kashmir". They have fought four wars with India over it, the score currently 4-0 in New Delhi's favor. After 72 years of this nonsense, India cut the Gordian knot in 2019, removing the area's special status, breaking off Ladakh as a separate state, and allowing people from other areas to settle (or in the case of the Pandits, to resettle) there....
region and seeking to depict parts of Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir within the territorial jurisdiction of India", said a statement issued by the Foreign Office on Sunday.

A day earlier, the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs issued a notification detailing the boundaries of the so called union territories of occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, and also issued a new political map of India.

The new map now shows areas under AJK inside Ladakh, and not in Jammu and Kashmir as depicted earlier, reported Scroll.in on Saturday.

The move came after India on August 5, amid a harsh security and communication lockdown, revoked the special status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Indian constitution. On October 31, Indian authorities formally revoked the restive area’s constitutional autonomy and split it into two federal territories: one Jammu and Kashmir, and the other the Buddhist-dominated high altitude region of Ladakh.

The statement by the Foreign Office on Sunday said the maps issued by India on November 2 were "incorrect, legally untenable, void and in complete violation of the relevant United Nations
...a lucrative dumping ground for the relatives of dictators and party hacks...
Security Council resolutions".

"Pakistain rejects these political maps, which are incompatible with the United Nations’ maps," it added.

"We reiterate that no step by India can change the 'disputed' status of Jammu and Kashmir recognised by the United Nations.
The new map can be seen here.
Posted by Fred 2019-11-04 00:00|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [201 views ]  Top
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#1 
Good. Now break every window and streetlight in Islamabad over it. Burn those buses.
Posted by Dron66046 2019-11-04 08:24||   2019-11-04 08:24|| Front Page Top

#2 
Posted by John Frum 2019-11-04 15:39||   2019-11-04 15:39|| Front Page Top

#3 The Princely state of Jammu and Kashmir was created by the British. The Dogra rulers of Jammu were vassals to the Sikh kings, who, with the Marathas, had begun to dismantle the Mughal empire. The. British bought the Kashmir valley and ceded it to the Dogra ruler who was elevated to Maharaja in his own right. Jammu and Kashmir comprised of Jammu Province, Kadhmir valley, Gilgit Wazarat and Ladakh Wazarat. Pakistan controls Gilgit and Baltistan and names it as one area but Baltistan actually is part of Ladakh wazarat. These areas all had their own minor rulers who were vassals to the Maharaja and paid homage at his darbar. So India is correct to place Baltistan (occupied by Pakistan) and Aksai Chin (occupied by China) as part of Ladakh. Gilgit technically belongs on its own but given India's claim on the territory, it can declare Gilgit as part of Ladakh UT.
Posted by John Frum 2019-11-04 15:57||   2019-11-04 15:57|| Front Page Top

#4 Note how small the Kashmir valley really is. It is just 15.8% of the area of the original state.
Posted by John Frum 2019-11-04 15:58||   2019-11-04 15:58|| Front Page Top

#5 But it was a great Led Zeppelin song, so, they've got that goin' for them...which is nice
Posted by Frank G 2019-11-04 18:47||   2019-11-04 18:47|| Front Page Top

#6 Sikhs, Buddhists, and Hindoos... oh dear.
They've lifted the Vale of Kashmir,
And the sly, sneaky yeggs
Got a peek at our legs,
But by golly, we covered our rear!
Posted by Muggsy Fillmore7470 2019-11-04 20:44||   2019-11-04 20:44|| Front Page Top

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