Pakistan has occupied a part of Jammu and Kashmir for the last 70 years. This part is known as Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK). Recently, the Imran government granted the temporary status of Gilgit-Baltistan to a part of PoK and elections are being held there today to legalize its illegal occupation. India has strongly objected to this, saying that Pakistan has no right to hold elections in this region.
India registered strong opposition to the elections to be held in Gilgit-Baltistan of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir. India says the Gilgit-Baltistan region is strategically part of India's union territory Jammu and Kashmir, which Pakistan has illegally annexed.
The Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying, 'We have seen the report about the announcement of elections for the so-called Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly to be held on November 15, 2020. We strongly oppose this move in Pakistan.
The statement said that India reiterates that the territories of the Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as well as Gilgit-Baltistan have been an integral part of India since 1947. The Government of Pakistan has no authority over illegally occupied territories.
Assembly representatives to be elected
Today, representatives of the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly will be elected. In 1947, Pakistan had taken Gilgit-Baltistan by tact. This region is an integral part of India. In recent times, conspiracies are being hatched by the Government of Pakistan to show this area as its part.
Recently granted interim province status
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan recently addressed a public meeting in Gilgit-Baltistan. During this time, Imran announced to give the area the status of Interim Province. For this, India strongly condemned Pakistan. At the same time, now elections are being held here for the show.
All Pak parties in the field
Keeping in mind the elections in Gilgit-Baltistan, all the mainstream parties of Pakistan campaigned in this area. The ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and the opposition Pakistan People's Party (PPP) and the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) campaigned in Gilgit-Baltistan.
Demonstrations against Pak government
It is expected that after this election Gilgit-Baltistan will be declared a province of Pakistan. India has been expressing strong reservations about this nefarious move of Pakistan. Residents of the region have also protested against the Government of Pakistan. The residents here have a rage against the Government of Pakistan.