The map was shown during the course of her presentation in the State Assembly on 'Vision for Kashmir'. The map showed Akshai-Chin and Karakoram as parts of China and suggested that Srinagar be connected with Yarkand in China.
Mehbooba however took a flip-flop on her controversial stand and said, “Unfortunately, a good chunk of our territory which existed before 1947 is under the illegal occupation of China. So, when PDP talks about self rule, about resolution, about opening of trade routes, we are also talking about that part, of China. The Central Government should have appreciated it, rather than getting angry about it."
She was also rapped by Home Minister P Chidambaram for her preposterous suggestions. Mufti said in response, “I would request the Home Minister that he should show more concern for the incursions that China is making in our territory, especially Ladakh for the last so many years and not get bullied by China. I feel our leaders in Delhi are getting bullied by China."
Omar Abdullah, Jammu and Kashmir CM thrashed the PDP's apparent insensitive portrayal of the issue and was quoted as saying, “Giving away a portion of our state as a gift is unacceptable. And to add, in a state where religion is of such importance, inducing Communist rule is a dangerous thought, which we should consider. Now, why PDP gave away a part to a Communist country is something only they can answer."