India's new map of Kashmir provocative, says MAPIM.


ISLAMABAD -- The Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations (MAPIM) joined other concerned parties in strongly protesting India's formal inclusion of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan as part of India.

According to reporter, MAPIM President Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid in a statement in Kuala Lumpur called India's move as provocative and will escalate the tension between the Kashmiris and the Indian authorities, after unilaterally partitioning the territory.

'The implication of the new map is bound to create a strong public response amongst Kashmiris when the complete denial of their rights for self determination for the Kashmiris is now confirmed,' said Azmi.

The fresh maps were released after the Indian government bifurcated the territory into two areas as part of Indian Ladakh Union Territory (UT).

Azmi agreed that India was clearly violating the UN Security Council (UNSC) resolution and...

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