Pak rejects Indian opposition to ‘AJK Constitution’
Islamabad: Pakistan today rejected India’s protest against its move to alter the status of territories occupied by Islamabad in Kashmir, saying New Delhi’s claim over the region has no legal basis.
India this week had lodged strong protest with Pakistan over the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Interim Constitution (13th Amendment) Act, 2018, which abolished occupied Kashmir’s Councils’s administrative and financial powers, reducing it to an advisory body.
The Foreign Office (FO) said in a statement that Pakistan categorically rejects India’s protest and its “fallacious and baseless claim” over Kashmir as an integral part of India.
The Indian claim has no legal basis and continues to be contradicted by the situation on ground since the last seven decades .The entire state of Jammu & Kashmir is a ‘disputed’ territory, it said.