J-K, Ladakh will always be integral parts of India, reiterates SG Mehta at UNHRC

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India today firmly told Pakistan that Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh were and will always be its integral and inalienable parts and said that after the Constitutional changes in 2019, the people of the region are now able to realize their full potential as in other parts of the country, reported Press Trust of India (PTI).

Speaking at the 41st Session of the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Working Group which is being held from 7-18 November at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC), Solicitor General of India Tushar Mehta also slammed Pakistan for raking up the Kashmir issue at the forum.

“The entire Union Territories of Jammu Kashmir and Ladakh were and will always be an integral and inalienable part of India,” Mehta said at the UNHRC, where the Universal Periodic Review of India’s human rights record is currently underway.

Mehta said, as per the report, that after the constitutional changes and reorganization of the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir, the people of the region are now able to realize their full potential as in other parts of the country.

His response came after the Pakistan delegate raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir during his remarks at the review process.

The Pakistani delegate made six recommendations, including the reversal of steps taken since August 2019 and access to independent observers in the region, reads the report. (PTI)

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