Home Minister Amit Shah has once again asserted that Pakistan occupied Kashmir and Aksai Chin are part of Jammu and Kashmir and that Kashmir Valley is an integral part of the country.
Moving a resolution for abrogating some provisions of Article 370 and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Bill 2019, Shah said there has been a long-standing demand for status of Union Territory to Ladakh which was fulfilled by the Narendra Modi government.
“Kashmir is an integral part of India. I want to make it absolutely clear that every single time we say Jammu and Kashmir, it includes Pak-Occupied Kashmir (including Gilgit-Baltistan) as well as Aksai Chin. Let there be no doubt over it. Entire Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of the Union of India,” the Home Minister said.
“This is not a political move… Parliament has full powers to make laws for the entire country…. The constitution of India and the constitution of Jammu and Kashmir both allow for this to be done,” Shah added.