Bangla Hunt Desk: The Indian government has ordered Pakistan to immediately evacuate the Indian territory of Gilgit-Baltistan. The Imran Khan government announced the fifth interim province on Sunday. Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan announced on Sunday that his government had decided to declare Gilgit-Baltistan the fifth interim province. In 1948, Pakistan illegally occupied the area.
Foreign Ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said, “The Indian government is rejecting Pakistan's illegal attempt to bring about geographical change in a part of Indian territory.” The government has said that along with the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, Gilgit-Baltistan is also an integral part of India.
Srivastava said the government of Pakistan has no right to claim illegally and forcibly occupied areas. Instead of demanding a change in the situation in the Indian subcontinent, the Indian government is urging Pakistan to immediately evacuate all its illegally occupied territories.
The move comes a year after India lifted Article 370 from Jammu and Kashmir. Last year, Pakistan tried to raise its voice against India in several other international forums, including the United States. But none of Pakistan's allegations were accepted on any stage. At that time no country stood by Pakistan except China and Turkey. Everyone made it clear that this was an internal case of India.
New Delhi has termed the Pakistani move as a political error and a ridiculous claim, saying that Pakistani parties have strongly opposed the move, accusing it of systematic exploitation of the region.