After Home Minister and Defence Minister, Vice President has now issued a statement on Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Speaking in Vishakhapatnam, VP Venkaiah Naidu said that only talk with Pakistan will be about Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). The VP said: "There is elected govt in the state, we will see our things, something that remains to be discussed is handover remaining part of Kashmir. Kashmir is integral part, we have done administrative adjustment. That is within our country's ambit. Parliament removed a temporary arrangement. Unnecessary interference by anyone we wont tolerate. We are capable of sorting our issues. We are not war-mongering country, we are peace loving country."
Home Minister Amit Shah gave a stern message to its neighbouring Pakistan as well as China during his speech discussing abrogation of Article 370, that PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) and Aksai Chin areas are integral parts of Jammu and Kashmir. He went on to add that he will sacrifice his life for Jammu and Kashmir.
"Jammu & Kashmir is an integral part of Union of India. Kashmir ki seema mein PoK bhi aata hai. Jaan de denge iske liye (PoK comes under the boundaries of Kashmir. We will die for it)", Amit Shah had said.
After Rajnath Singh's massive statement on Friday where he hinted that India is likely to evolve from its 'No First Use' policy using nuclear weapons, the Raksha Mantri has made an unsparing attack at Pakistan. The Defence Minister has slammed the country for its continued backing to terror outfits even as it plays the victim narrative in front of the world after Kashmir's integration with India. He even said that if India will hold talks with Pakistan, it would be only about Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir.
While speaking at Panchkula, Haryana on Sunday, he said: "Pakistan is running from one country to another asking to save it. What have we done? Even the United States asked Pakistan to have talks with India. We have had two Constitution, two emblems, our PM decided to put an end to that. Article 370 was abrogated in J&K for its development," he said. "Pakistan says India should have talks with it. Talks with Pakistan will be held only if it stops supporting terror. And when we will hold a dialogue, it will now be on PoK (Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir)," he added.
On August 5, India revoked Article 370 of the Constitution removing special status to Jammu and Kashmir. Additionally it has also bifurcated the state into two Union Territories -- Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh. Reacting to India's decision, Pakistan took a number of steps including expulsion of the Indian High Commissioner soon after deciding to downgrade diplomatic ties with New Delhi. India has categorically told the international community that its move to scrap Article 370 of the Constitution is India's internal matter. Despite Pakistan's repeated attempt to internationalise the issue, international community including UN has categorically said that it is a bilateral matter and there is no scope for 'third party mediation'. Moreover, to Pakistan's embarrassment, Imran Khan's minister have been peddling fake news to attract the international forum towards Kashmir issue, but the Indian army has busted their attempts each time.