BJP asks Indian govt to intervene in Gilgit-Baltistan
GJAMMU – Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday asked the Indian government to intervene in Gilgit-Baltistan to check the so-called human rights violations and alleged Chinese intrusion in the area, reports Outlook India. “The govt of India must immediately intervene to check human rights violations in northern areas of Gilgit-Baltistan and it must take up with Pakistan the issue of unauthorised Chinese intrusion in the region,” BJP national executive member and spokesperson Jitendra Singh told reporters here. Referring to the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly’s (GBLA) resolution demanding complete provincial status for the region, Singh claimed that it will compromise India’s legitimate claim over the territory. “What is significant is the fact that local leaders and people of Gilgit-Baltistan are also not in favour of this resolution,” he said. It is pertinent to mention here that the Indian parliament in 1994 had passed a resolution that New Delhi was bound to get occupation of Pakistani territories including Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan and merge them with part of the state.