NEW DELHI: India on Saturday categorically rejected the reference made to Jammu and Kashmir in a joint assertion issued by Pakistan and China after talks between international ministers of the 2 nations.
Spokesperson within the ministry of exterior affairs Anurag Srivastava mentioned the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is an “integral and inalienable” a part of India and that it expects the events involved to not intervene within the nation’s inside issues.
“As previously, we categorically reject the reference to the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir within the joint press launch of the 2nd Spherical of China-Pakistan international ministers’ strategic dialogue,” he mentioned.
Of their second annual strategic dialogue on Friday, Chinese language Overseas Minister Wang Yi and his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned the Kashmir problem and progress on the China-Pakistan Financial Hall amongst a number of different points.
In his response, Srivastava reiterated India’s constant place on the so-called “China Pakistan Financial Hall”.
“India has repeatedly conveyed its considerations to each China and Pakistan on the tasks in so-called China Pakistan Financial Hall, that are within the territory of India that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan,” he mentioned.
“We resolutely oppose actions by different nations that change the established order in Pakistan-occupied Jammu and Kashmir and name on the events involved to stop such actions,” Srivastava added.
A joint assertion issued after Wang-Qureshi talks mentioned the Pakistani facet briefed the Chinese language delegation on the state of affairs in Jammu and Kashmir, together with its considerations, place and present pressing points.
“The Chinese language facet reiterated that the Kashmir problem is a dispute left over from historical past between India and Pakistan, which is an goal truth, and that the dispute needs to be resolved peacefully and correctly via the UN Constitution, related Safety Council resolutions and bilateral agreements. China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the state of affairs,” it mentioned.