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India voices strong objection to any change in legal status of Gilgit Baltistan by Pakistan

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

on Thursday voiced strong objection to Pakistan's move to change the status of and asked it to immediately end the illegal occupation of these areas along with rest of and under its control.

The comments by came in the wake of reports that had called a Cabinet meeting to discuss various proposals, including the one to change the status of

"Any attempt by to change the legal status has no basis whatsoever. We call upon to vacate all occupied territories," Kumar said at a press briefing here.

is a part of and annexed by Pakistan in 1947.

"Our statement and position on Gilgit Baltistan has been very consistent and clear. We have said that the entire state of and has been and will remain a part of India," Kumar added.

Gilgit Baltistan has witnessed regular protests by activists over alleged human rights violations by the Pakistani authorities in the region.

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First Published: Thu, December 06 2018. 18:55 IST