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Indian Cautiously Reacts To Chinese Rants On Jammu and Kashmir



India has rejected the reference of Jammu and Kashmir in a joint statement issued recently by Pakistan and China. After Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi’s visit to Islamabad, the joint statement conveyed Beijing’s opposition to “unilateral actions that complicate the situation” in the volatile region of Jammu and Kashmir.

On Tuesday, India’s Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said New Delhi rejects the reference to Jammu and Kashmir and continues to oppose China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) activities Pakistan-controlled-Kashmir.

“We reject the reference to Jammu and Kashmir in the joint statement issued by China and Pakistan after the recent visit of Chinese Foreign Minister. J&K is an integral part of India,” he said.

He said New Delhi has “consistently expressed concerns to both China and Pakistan” on CPEC projects in Pakistan-controlled-Kashmir or POK as India calls it, which he claimed were on “territory of India that has been illegally occupied by Pakistan since 1947”.

Kumar added that India is “resolutely opposed to any actions by other countries to change the status quo” in POK. “We call on the parties concerned to cease such actions,” said the spokesperson.

In the Pak-China joint statement, Beijing had reaffirmed its support for Islamabad’s efforts towards “safeguarding its sovereignty, territorial integrity, independence and national dignity”.

On Kashmir, China said it was paying close attention to the current situation and reiterated that the issue “is a dispute left from history, and should be properly and peacefully resolved based on the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions and bilateral agreements”.

“China opposes any unilateral actions that complicate the situation,” read the statement.

Regarding CPEC, both sides said the “pioneering project of the Belt and Road Initiative has entered a new phase of high-quality development” and agreed to continue to “firmly push forward the construction of CPEC, complete its ongoing projects in a timely manner, and realise its full potential”.

On Kashmir, China said: “India’s action is unacceptable and would not have any legal effect,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said in a statement after Narendra Modi’s government announced the illegal changes.

Warning that India needed to be cautious on border issues, China urged New Delhi to strictly abide by the agreements reached by both countries in order to avoid any actions that would further complicate boundary issues.

“Beijing has always opposed India’s inclusion of Chinese territory in the western section of the China-India border. China is seriously concerned about the current situation in Kashmir,” Hua said.

“We call on India and Pakistan to peacefully resolve relevant disputes through dialogue,” she said, noting China had urged India to “avoid any move that further complicates the border issue”.




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