China-Pak Corridor Passes Through Our Territory, Concerns Us: MEA

Earlier, Nawaz Sharif had written to the UN chief for the second time in a month over the Kashmir issue.

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The Ministry for External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup, on Thursday, dismissed a new letter sent to the United Nations (UN) by the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif over the Kashmir issue.

Swarup, speaking on behalf of the government, asserted that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India and no Pakistani letter to the UN can change the reality that part of Jammu and Kashmir is under illegal occupation by Pakistan.

They can write as many letters as they want, but it won’t change the ground situation that Jammu and Kashmir is integral part of India.
Vikas Swarup, Spokesperson, Ministry of External Affairs

Concerned Over China-Pak Economic Corridor

Speaking over the much debated issue of China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Swarup turned the tables on Pakistan by adding that the Indian government is gravely concerned about the construction of the CPEC as it passes through Indian land under illegal occupation.

Taking a dig at Sharif’s letters to the UN where he rakes up the issue of human rights violation in Kashmir, Swarup expressed concern in the statement over the violations happening in Balochistan, while also adding that cross-border terrorism is also a major concern for the country.


Sharif Shoots Second Letter in a Month to UN

Earlier, Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had written to the UN chief for the second time in a month to intervene by sending a fact finding mission to probe alleged human rights violations in the Valley.

Pakistan’s Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said that Sharif sent the letter to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon apprising him of the deteriorating situation in Kashmir.

Sharif sent the letter in response to the UN Secretary General’s call for making efforts to avoid further violence in Kashmir, he said.

(With agency inputs.)

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