Gilgit-Baltistan a part of India, says MEA - The Hindu -02/11/2020

Stating that it is intended to camouflage the illegal occupation of the region by Islamabad, India slammed Pakistan for its attempt to accord provincial status to the “so-called Gilgit-Baltistan”.

Background:

In a ruling, the Pakistan Supreme Court allowed Islamabad to amend a 2018 administrative order to conduct general elections in the region.
The Gilgit-Baltistan Order of 2018 provided for administrative changes, including authorising the Prime Minister of Pakistan to legislate on an array of subjects.
Pakistan has announced holding elections for the legislative assembly of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson made it clear that India firmly rejects the attempt by Pakistan to bring material changes to a part of Indian territory which is under Islamabad’s illegal and forcible occupation and asked Pakistan to immediately vacate such areas.

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