Maleeha scorns Indian maps depicting Jammu and Kashmir as part of India

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UNITED NATIONS: Maleeha Lodhi heavily criticised maps released by India that depicted Jammu and Kashmir as part of India. Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations said those maps could not change the fundamental fact that the state is “disputed territory”. She was referring to the controversial draft bill seeking to regulate India’s geospatial information.

“Jammu and Kashmir is disputed territory and numerous UN Security Resolutions attest to this,” Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told APP. She was commenting on the Indian External Affairs Ministry Spokesman’s claim that the state was an integral part of India and that the proposed Geospatial Information Regulation Bill was an “entirely internal legislative matter of India”.