India has no right to object Pak-China statement

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In response to media queries regarding the statement made by the Indian Ministry of External Affairs on 13 June 2024, Spokesperson, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mumtaz Zahra Baloch made the following remarks:

“India has no right to object to the references made to Jammu and Kashmir in Pakistan-China Joint Statement of 8 June 2024.

It is an established fact that Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally-recognized disputed territory. The dispute has been on the agenda of the UN Security Council for over seven decades. The relevant Security Council resolutions clearly stipulate that the final disposition of the State of Jammu and Kashmir will be made in accordance with the will of the people expressed through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of the United Nations. In that backdrop, the Indian claims over Jammu and Kashmir are totally unfounded and misplaced.

India should not mislead the international community about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), which is a flagship developmental endeavour, agreed upon by two sovereign nations. Instead of making baseless claims about CPEC, India should implement, at the earliest, the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir”