The Jammu and Kashmir BJP today said under pressure from China, Pakistan had decided to declare Gilgit-Baltistan region, bordering PoK, as the fifth province. (Reuters)
The Jammu and Kashmir BJP today said under pressure from China, Pakistan had decided to declare Gilgit-Baltistan region, bordering PoK, as the fifth province. The party also said that Pakistan’s move was to address the China’s security concern on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. “The move to declare Gilgit and Baltistan as a province of Pakistan has been made under the pressure from China which is highly concerned about the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor,” state BJP spokesperson Virender Gupta told reporters here today.
It is believed that China’s concerns about the unsettled status of Gilgit-Baltistan prompted Pakistan to explore change in its status. Warning Pakistan, he said the way it was succumbing to China’s pressure it would be dangerous for its identity and integrity.
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Gupta said if Pakistan continues to pursue its policy towards China, it may, one day reduce itself as a colony of China.
This policy in no way can harm India but it would prove as self defeating exercise on his part”. The BJP also charged Pakistan for violating the UN resolution in which it was asked to surrender the area of Jammu & Kashmir. “Pakistan’s attempt to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, violates the 1948 UN resolution which accepted Pakistan as an aggressor,” he said.
The BJP spokesperson said UN resolution also asked it (Pak) to surrender the area of Jammu and Kashmir that it had forcibly occupied, to India for the final settlement of the issue. He further added that the entire J&K was an integral part of India and any unilateral decision that acceded to India by the Instrument of Accession is also against the spirit of the Shimla Agreement.
Gupta also warned Pakistan against instigating Pan-Islamic movement and supporting terrorism in the Valley and in India, and said that it may boomerang on it. It may itself become victim of ISIS aggression that may enhance the class war in its society and lead to its complete destruction.