Pakistan's new political map including entire J&K is 'political absurdity': India
New Delhi/IBNS: After Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan unveiled a new political map of his country which included the entire Jammu and Kashmir, India has called it a 'political absurdity.'
Unveiling the new map Khan told media, "This is the most historic day in Pakistan’s history."
"This will be the new map of Pakistan from now on," he said.
Khan said the new map has been backed by all political parties of the country.
The move has drawn a sharp reaction from India who called this exercise a political absurdity.
"We have seen a so-called “political map” of Pakistan that has been released by Prime Minister Imran Khan. This is an exercise in political absurdity, laying untenable claims to territories in the Indian State of Gujarat and our Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and of Ladakh," Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Anurag Srivastava said in a statement.
"These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor international credibility," he said.
"In fact, this new effort only confirms reality of Pakistan’s obsession with territorial aggrandisement supported by cross-border terrorism," he added.
The map was unveiled a day before India will observe the first anniversary of scrapping Article 370 which was used to grant special status to Jammu and Kashmir since 1947, the year of India's Independence.
“This map also opposes the Indian government’s illegal act of August 5 last year,” the Pakistan PM added.