Pakistan marking first anniversary of Kashmir’s annexation on August 5

Pakistan marking first anniversary of Kashmir’s annexation on August 5

"These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor global credibility".

It said Central government decision of August 5 previous year and "its most brutal implementation is a most sordid chapter in the tragic saga of J-K".

The review particularly included 'An overall assessment of the situation pertaining to the spread of COVID19 in Jammu and Kashmir; The trend in new cases particularly the recent spread/ spike in new cases in view of the continuous movement of persons travelling to J&K and between provinces/ districts; and the risk perception of the Health department vis-a-vis each district and the need to control further spread of COVID-19.

India on Tuesday described Pakistan's new "political map" as an exercise in political absurdity.

" These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor worldwide credibility". The statement added that the release of the new map confirms Pakistan's "obsession with territorial aggrandizement" supported by cross-border terrorism.

"This is the most historic day in Pakistan's history", he said while addressing a news conference after chairing the meeting of federal cabinet, which approved the new map on Tuesday.

The People's Democratic Party (PDP), which shared power with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Kashmir until 2018, is expected to go ahead and hold peaceful protests on August 5, despite the curfew.

The move by Pakistan comes months after Nepal's KP Sharma Oli govt announced a new map of nepal nepal showing Indian territories Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura.

Presenting the changes made in the map, the foreign minister said that administrative maps have been introduced before, but this was the first time that a map reflected the aspirations of the people.

Speaking on the occasion, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi congratulated the entire nation and Prime Minster Imran for taking the "unprecedented step".

"A curfew in Kashmir means that you are locking six million people in jail without declaring their houses as a jail", said Umer Maqbool, a journalist based in India-administered Kashmir.

"Their right to self-determination, given to them by the world community, has still not been given".

PM Imran Khan reiterated that implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions is the only solution to the Kashmir dispute, adding that Pakistan will continue its political and diplomatic efforts for resolution of the longstanding dispute. The Pakistan prime minister also upbraided the United Nations, alleging that it had failed in its promise to the people of Kashmir.

He maintained that Pakistan had also rejected India's claims about Sir Creek in the map.

While departing for the visit to LoC, Qureshi in a video message said that Pakistan stands with Kashmiris.

"Police in vehicles moved through our locality and from loudspeakers ordered us to stay indoors for two days - as if we were not already caged", said Imriyaz Ali, who lives in the Srinagar old town.

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