Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday claimed that India is committed to implementing the 1994 resolution of retrieving the “Pakistan-occupied Kashmir”.
Rajnath Sindh made the comments at the Infantry Day function in Srinagar. India holds this event every year as an enactment of the landing at Srinagar by the Indian Airforce on this day in 1947. He also accused Pakistan of committing atrocities against people living in its Kashmir region and said that Pakistan will have to bear the consequences of such actions.
While hinting at “retrieving” Kashmir from Pakistan, the minister said the goal of overall development in the twin union territories of Jammu and Kashmir will be achieved after reaching Gilgit and Baltistan parts of Kashmir.
“We have just begun our journey of development in Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, we will achieve our goal when we reach Gilgit and Baltistan,” the Defence Minister said who is also a Bharatiya Janata Party leader.
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Pertinent to mention that on February 22, 1994, the Indian Parliament unanimously adopted a resolution, declaring that Pakistan must vacate parts of Jammu and Kashmir under its “occupation.”
The Indian Defence Minister also hailed Prime Minister Modi and said the Centre’s decision to abrogate Article 370 on August 5, 2019, ended the discrimination against the people in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The discrimination against the people of Jammu and Kashmir was ended under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, 2019,” he said.
Pakistan and Kashmir observe Black Day
It was on 27th October 1947 when Indian troops in total violation of the spirit of the Partition Plan of the Subcontinent had militarily invaded Jammu and Kashmir and illegally occupied it against the will of the Kashmiri people.
Pakistan and Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and across the world are observing Black Day today (Thursday), to convey to the world that they reject India’s illegal occupation of their motherland.
The day is marked every year to express support and solidarity with the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for the right to self-determination and remind the United Nations and the international community of its commitments regarding the resolution of this longstanding dispute.
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