Home Minister Amit Shah's assurance that PoK (Pakistan-occupied Kashmir) is a part of India has seemingly spooked Pakistan. Imran Khan's minister Fawad Chaudhry on Tuesday took to Twitter and wrote that the "Modi government is trying to make Kashmir another Palestine by changing the population demography and bringing settlers into Kashmir".
The Pakistani Minister of Information and Broadcasting went on to ask his country's Parliamentarians to stop fighting on trivial issues and respond to India "by blood, tears, toil, and sweat", adding that "they must be ready to fight if war is imposed".
This development from Imran Khan's government has come after Home Minister gave a stern message to its neighbouring countries Pakistan and China 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 said.
Baffled Pakistan's Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday dialled up his Malaysian Prime Minister Tun Dr. Mahathir bin Mohamad to apprise him of the recent developments in the Kashmir, moments after Home Minister Amit Shah proposed revocation of Article 370.
Along with the J&K (Reorganisation) Bill 2019, Home Minister Amit Shah proposed to repeal Article 370, that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir, in the Rajya Sabha. President Ram Nath Kovind exercised his power under Clause 1 of Article 370 to scrap Article 370. With the order, Article 35A, which provided special privileges to “permanent residents" of the state has also been scrapped. Now, people from outside the state can buy property in the state. Earlier, the Article exempted the 'state' of Jammu and Kashmir from following the Indian Constitution except for Article 1 and itself. It also restricted Parliament's legislative powers in the 'state'.