Union minister Jitendra Singh today said the only outstanding issue with Pakistan is to retrieve areas in Jammu and Kashmir which have been illegally occupied by the neighbouring country.
“Our Government’s policy on Kashmir is very clear. Kashmir has always been an integral part of India and will continue to do so. There is constitutional evidence to that. In 1994, a unanimous resolution was passed in Parliament that if, at all, there is an issue between India and Pakistan relating to Kashmir, it is how to retrieve the part of Jammu and Kashmir which continues to be under the illegal occupation of Pakistan even after six decades,” the Union Minister of State in PMO said.
Replying to a question on Hurriyat’s statement that India was “blackmailing” Pakistan over the Pathankote incident, he said the comment was absolutely “baseless and needs no response.”