The Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) held its online meeting of National Security Advisors on Tuesday where India’s spurious claims were rejected as it faced defeat after its formal objection to Pakistan’s new political map as background display of Dr. Moeed Yusuf, SAPM on National Security, were overruled.
India, represented by Ajit Doval, had formally raised an objection on the display of Pakistan’s new political map as background for the meeting a day prior to the Advisors’ meet. The Indian envoy had claimed that the new political map showed “sovereign Indian territories” as part of Pakistan.
In its reply, Pakistan highlighted that India under international law had no legal rights to claim the internationally recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India. Pakistan also categorically rejected Indian assertions that the newly released political map included any part of Indian territory. Pakistan informed SCO secretariat that India’s illegal and unilateral actions in IIOJK were in grave violation of the UN Charter and UNSC resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
A press release issued by the Press Information Department (PID) further stated, “Pakistan emphasized that the new political map represented Pakistan’s rights and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. It emphasized that Pakistan retains an abiding commitment to seeking a resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through a free and impartial plebiscite in accordance with the UN Charter and UNSC resolutions.”
The SCO agreed to Pakistan’s position and Dr. Moeed Yusuf conducted the SCO meeting with Pakistan’s new political map as background during the discussions.