Srinagar, Oct 26: Coming down strongly on Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf for declaring Gigit Baltistan region as a part of Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNNP) chief Bhim Singh has said that it is a complete violation of the 1948 United Nations (UN) resolution.
Singh expressed apprehensions that the declaration would threaten the peace prospects in South Asia.
“Converting the Gilgit council in to a Legislative Assembly and proclaiming the city to be popular city of Pakistan is unacceptable and uncalled for," the NPP chief said at a recent press conference here.
He added that the 28000 sq kilometre area forms a part of the erstwhile State of Jammu and Kashmir, which could not be ceded away from it.
Singh further said that even the Pakistani Supreme Court and the apex court of the Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) have made it clear that the entire Gilgit region formed part of the Jammu and Kashmir state as it existed under Dogra rule.
“By proclaiming the region of Gilgit as a city of Pakistan infringes the very letter and spirit of UN resolutions and the ongoing peace process. Separating the region from PoK is a condemnable act by Government of Pakistan and it has placed a question mark on the future status of the disputed territory," Singh said, adding that move would not be accepted.