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At Moscow Meet, India Walks Out As Pak Uses Doctored Map

Ajit Doval, staff walked out of Shanghai Cooperation Organization over doctored map by Pak (File)

New Delhi:

National Security Adviser Ajit Doval and the Indian staff walked out a meet of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization hosted by Russia after Pakistan used a doctored map as a background for its consultant. The map confirmed Indian territories as a part of Pakistan. The Indian facet’s transfer was a protest towards Pakistan’s blatant violation of norms, the overseas ministry stated immediately.

Asked in regards to the subject, ministry spokesperson Anurag Srivastava stated in an announcement: “The Pakistani NSA deliberately projected a fictitious map that Pakistan has recently been propagating. This was in blatant disregard to the advisory by the host (Russia) against it and in violation of the norms of the meeting.”

After session with the host, the Indian facet left the assembly in protest at that juncture, the assertion added.

“As was to be expected, Pakistan then went on to present a misleading view of this meeting,” the assertion additional learn.

The map, issued by Prime Minister Imran Khan on August 4, claims territories of India – Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Sir Creek in Gujarat — as elements of Pakistan. India had rubbished it as an “exercise in political absurdity” with no authorized validity.

Government sources stated Islamabad’s use of the fictional map, depicting sovereign Indian territories as a part of Pakistan, is a blatant violation of the SCO Charter. It can be towards all its established norms of safeguarding the sovereignty and territorial integrity of SCO Member States.

India, sources stated, has issued sturdy objection to the usage of this unlawful map by Pakistan.

The Russian facet, because the Chair, had tried very exhausting to influence Pakistan not to take action. Russia doesn’t assist what Pakistan has executed and hopes that Pakistan’s provocative act won’t have an effect on India’s participation in SCO, sources stated.

Over the final yr, Pakistan has been making an attempt to focus on Kashmir at most worldwide boards. But displaying such a map in violation of protocol turned doable because the assembly was digital owing to the coronavirus pandemic.

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