Islamabad: Pakistan lashed out on India over plans to hold meetings related to the G-20 event, scheduled for November next year in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“The Government of India might be contemplating to hold some G20-related meeting or event in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). Pakistan completely rejects any such attempt by India,” a Pakistan Foreign Office spokesman said here.
Occupied Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognised “disputed” territory between Pakistan and India.
“Contemplating the holding of any G-20-related meeting or event in J&K, in utter disregard of the globally acknowledged “disputed” status of the territory, is a travesty that the international community cannot accept under any circumstances,” the spokesman added.
“The G-20 members will be fully cognizant of the imperatives of law and justice and would reject it outright”.
“Pakistan also strongly urges the international community to call upon India to end its gross and systematic violations of human rights in J&K, revoke its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, and free all political prisoners including the true Kashmiri leaders,” the spokesman said.
The Pakistan reaction comes a day after the Indian government constituted a committee to coordinate with the delegates of G-20 countries scheduled to participate in meetings to be held in the occupied J&K in the run-up to the summit in Delhi next year.