Thu, Mar 30, 2017 | updated 02:24 PM IST

Part of Kashmir is under illegal occupation of Pak: MEA

Updated: Sep 01, 2016 17:53 IST

New Delhi [India], Sept. 1 (ANI): Commenting on the recent letter written by Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to the United Nations regarding the Kashmir issue, the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday said these letters won't change the reality that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India.

"Pakistan can write as many letters as they want to the UN. It won't change the ground situation that Jammu and Kashmir is an integral part of India. Also the ground reality is that part of Jammu and Kashmir is under illegal occupation of Pakistan," MEA official spokesperson Vikas Swarup told the media here.

Reiterating India's stand on Pakistan's involvement in the internal situation in the Valley, Swarup said Islamabad has no locus standi in commenting on that.

"We are very perfectly capable of dealing with that," he added.

Talking about the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), Swarup said it passes through the Indian territory under illegal occupation of Pakistan, so naturally New Delhi would be concerned.

Speaking on human rights violations while indicating Balochistan, Swarup said India would always express its concern.

"What is blatant is cross border terrorism. The capture of terrorist Bahadur Ali is a live example of interference of the country's internal affairs. That is what the real interference is and this is what Pakistan needs to stop," he added.

In yet another attempt to internationalise the Kashmir issue, Sharif has written to Ban-ki-Moon for the second time in a month to intervene by sending a fact-finding team to probe the alleged human rights violations in the Valley.

Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakariya said that Sharif sent the letter to Ban Ki-Moon apprising him of the deteriorating situation in Kashmir.

He said Sharif sent the letter in response to UN Secretary General's call for making efforts to avoid further violence in Kashmir.

The letter called Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remarks on Balochistan and PoK as unwarranted and in complete contravention of the UN charter.

It said the remarks were aimed at diverting the world attention from the ongoing atrocities in the Kashmir Valley. (ANI)

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Meteorology Department on Wednesday said Delhi has been witnessing an unusual temperature of 23 degree in the wee hours, which is already six degree more than the normal.

Full Story >>

Baripada (Odisha) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Villagers of Odisha's Baripada on Wednesday beat up a school teacher for allegedly sexually assaulting girl students of Marakandi primary school.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday assured Indians that the Central Government is in talks with the United States administration to ensure that Indians living are not at loss due to the new H1B visa policy.

Full Story >>

Oman FM to visit India next month

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 13:52 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar.30 (ANI): Mr. Yousuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah, Oman's Foreign Minister, will undertake an official visit to India on April 2-3, 2017 at the invitation of External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday said it is not apt to comment till there is result of investigation into the attack on Nigerians matter, adding that the administration is on alert to ensure such incidents don't repeat.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday described Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) as "power greedy" and accused it of looting the citizens of Delhi.

Full Story >>

New Delhi/Lucknow [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Condemning the Meerut Municipal Corporation's move to prohibit its members from attending a meeting as they refused to sing 'Vande Mataram', the Congress on Thursday said one should not be forced to sing the national song.

Full Story >>

Calangute (Goa) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Goa's Calangute Police on Thursday busted a high-profile prostitution racket and rescued two girls who are from Odisha and Maharashtra.

Full Story >>

Kaiga (Karnataka) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): In desperate need of water, a deadly but dehydrated King Cobra accepted water from a bottle offered by kind-hearted wildlife rescue work in a drought-hit village in Southern Karnataka state recently.

Full Story >>

Arrah (Bihar) [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): Bhojpur district's one and only hospital certified by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) in Arrah is continuously in news these days for raking up controversies.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate Namami Brahmaputra festival tomorrow in Assam.

Full Story >>

Mahoba (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Thursday reached the Mahakaushal train derailment site in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba region to take stock of the situation.

Full Story >>

Srinagar (Jammu and Kashmir) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police, S. P. Vaid on Thursday alleged that Pakistan is responsible for instigating the youth of the Kashmir Valley to pelt stones during encounter.

Full Story >>

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Viral Fever (TVF) CEO Arunabh Kumar who was booked for molestation, has been summoned by the Mumbai Police for his statement in the case.

Full Story >>

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) faction led by O. Panneerselvam inaugurated the RK Nagar party office and released its manifesto for the upcoming polls.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Accusing the BJP-PDP Government of completely mishandling the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, the Congress Party on Thursday said the government must understand that the situation in the valley is volatile.

Full Story >>

Swamy terms triple talaq an 'immoral thing'

Updated: Mar 30, 2017 12:16 IST

New Delhi [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday described triple talaq as 'immoral', as it while stating that the controversial practice only proved that there is inequality between men and women which is unacceptable in Indian society.

Full Story >>

Greater Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Mar. 30 (ANI): The Kenyan woman, who claimed she was allegedly thrashed in Greater Noida on Wednesday, has withdrawn her complaint after police said no such incident had taken place and that she was lying.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): A Delhi court on Thursday deferred the pronouncement of order to April 19 in a case against Utsav Bhasin, who is accused of ramming his BMW car into a motorcycle killing a man in 2008.

Full Story >>

New Delhi [India] Mar. 30 (ANI): With the Lok Sabha passing the Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill yesterday, the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday said that it will see if the Bill benefits the rural and middle class sections of the society as they do not want public to suffer.

Full Story >>