India objects to reference made by China to Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh at UNGA

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India on Saturday took a strong note of the reference made by Chinese Foreign Minister to Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh in his address at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

China, while raising the Kashmir issue at the UN, said that the dispute should be peacefully and properly addressed in accordance with the UN Charter, Security Council resolutions and the bilateral agreement.

Moreover, China stressed that no actions should be taken that would unilaterally change the status quo.

In response to query regarding a reference made by Chinese Foreign Minister to Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh in his address at the UNGA, the Official Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said, “We have seen a reference made by China’s Foreign Minister to Jammu, Kashmir & Ladakh, in his statement to the UN General Assembly. The Chinese side is well aware of India’s position that Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh are an integral part of India, and that the recent developments are entirely a matter internal to us.”

“We expect that other countries will respect India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and desist from efforts to change the status quo through the illegal so-called China Pakistan Economic Corridor in Pakistan occupied Kashmir,” he said.