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Pak succumbing to China's pressure on Gilgit-Baltistan: BJP

Press Trust of India  |  Jammu 

The today said under pressure from China, had decided to declare Gilgit-Baltistan region, bordering PoK, as the fifth province.

The party also said that Pakistan's move was to address the China's security concern on China-Economic Corridor.

"The move to declare Gilgit and Baltistan as a province of has been made under the pressure from which is highly concerned about the security of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor," state spokesperson Virender Gupta told reporters here today.

It is believed that China's concerns about the unsettled status of Gilgit-Baltistan prompted Pakistan to explore change in its status.

Warning Pakistan, he said the way it was succumbing to China's pressure it would be dangerous for its identity and integrity.

Gupta said if Pakistan continues to pursue its policy towards China, it may, one day reduce itself as a colony of

This policy in no way can harm but it would prove as self defeating exercise on his part".

The also charged Pakistan for violating the UN resolution in which it was asked to surrender the area of Jammu & Kashmir.

"Pakistan's attempt to declare Gilgit-Baltistan as its fifth province, violates the 1948 UN resolution which accepted Pakistan as an aggressor," he said.

The BJP spokesperson said UN resolution also asked it (Pak) to surrender the area of that it had forcibly occupied, to for the final settlement of the issue.

He further added that the entire J&K was an integral part of and any unilateral decision that acceded to India by the Instrument of Accession is also against the spirit of the Shimla Agreement.

Gupta also warned Pakistan against instigating Pan-Islamic movement and supporting terrorism in the Valley and in India, and said that it may boomerang on it.

It may itself become victim of ISIS aggression that may enhance the class war in its society and lead to its complete destruction.

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First Published: Fri, March 17 2017. 20:32 IST