India asked Pakistan at the UN General Assembly (UNGA) to vacate the entire Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) as that is the only dispute left and said it should abjure its moral, financial and material support to terrorism in order to become a “normal country”.

Exercising the Right to Reply after Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan in his address to the UNGA on September 25 raked up Kashmir and indulged in anti-India diatribe, Indian diplomat from Nagaland, Mijito Vinito, in a strongly-worded statement described the Pakistan prime minister’s speech as “lies, misinformation and war-mongering”.

Mijito Vinito, first secretary at India’s Permanent Mission to the UN, while reading out India’s statement, said Pakistan should vacate all those areas of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir it is illegally occupying.

“The only dispute left in Kashmir relates to the part of Kashmir that is still under illegal occupation of Pakistan. We call upon Pakistan to vacate all those areas that it is in illegal occupation of,” Vinito, who belongs to Nagaland, said.

Vinito had on September 25 walked out of the Assembly hall as the Pakistan prime minister addressed the UNGA virtually and as usual raked up Kashmir and indulged in anti-India diatribe.

The statement reaffirmed that the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir is an “integral and inalienable” part of India and the legislation brought in there is India’s internal matter.

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“The Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir is an integral and inalienable part of India. The rules and legislation brought in the Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir are strictly internal affairs of India,” he said.

The Pakistan prime minister had said in his address that India must rescind the August 5, 2019, ruling that removed Article 370 from Kashmir.

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