the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, a move that stripped the special status of the state of J&K, Pakistan has released a new political map, making claims on the entire J&K and the erstwhile princely state of Junagadh City in Gujarat.
On 5 August 20 19, the Government of India revoked the special status, or limited autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir
The statement also called for the use of 110JK and not IOJK or 10K. It said that the term used to represent J&K hence forth should be “Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir” as opposed to “Indian Occupied Kashmir” IOK. Pakistan also added that ‘illegal action’ should be used in place of illegal annexation.
OLD AND NEW
Pakistan said that the dotted line in the initial map that used to indicate a “disputed territory” has been done away with. He also said that Siachen Glacier has also been included in the new map and that it has always belonged to Pakistan.
Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi claimed that the “Kashmiri leadership” has also endorsed the new map.
“New map sends a message to India, it sends a message to the unarmed youth of J&K who martyr themselves for the cause, that Pakistan stands with them. This map represents our goal,” Foreign Affairs Minister Makhdoom Shah Mahmood Hussain Qureshi said.
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“Our destination is Srinagar, our goal is to achieve and fulfil the dreams of our ancestors,” the foreign minister said, as he congratulated PM Khan.
Foreign Affairs Minister Mehmood Hussain Qureshi described the map as an “unprecedented step”. described the map as an “unprecedented step”.
“For the first time in history, our govt has openly presented its stance before the world,” he said.
Junagadh was also a princely state under the British India. It was a Hindu majority state ruled by a Muslim ruler, Sir Muhammad Mahabat Khan III Khanji, who wanted to join this state with Pakistan.
Khan Bahadur Sir Shah Nawaz Bhutto of Pakistan (Father of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto) was appointed the Dewan of Junagadh in 1947, who advised its merger with Pakistan.
Vallabhbhai Jhaverbhai Patel demanded that the matter of the state’s accession should be decided by its people instead of the ruler.
Jawaharlal Nehru laid out India’s position which was that India did not accept Junagarh’s accession to Pakistan.
In the plebiscite India polled 222, 184 votes and Pakistan 130 out of a total population of 720,000 of Junagarh and its feudatories.
Pakistan brought the case of Junagarh to the United Nations in January I 948.The United Nations Security Council commanded its commission on Kashmir to examine the conflict over Junagarh.
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