Tuesday, March 5, 2024

India lodges strong protest over British High Commissioner in Islamabad’s visit to PoK

“India has taken serious note of the highly objectionable visit of the British High Commissioner in Islamabad, along with a UK Foreign Office official, to Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on 10 January 2024,” a press release from the Ministry of External Affairs said.

“Such infringement of India’s sovereignty and territorial integrity is unacceptable. Foreign Secretary has lodged a strong protest with the British High Commissioner in India on this infringement,” the statement read.

British envoy Jane Marriott visited Mirpur city in the region along with an official of the UK Foreign Office.

Sharing photos from the visit, Marriot wrote: “Salaam from Mirpur, the heart of the UK and Pakistan’s people to people ties! 70% of British Pakistani roots are from Mirpur, making our work together crucial for diaspora interests. Thank you for your hospitality!”

“The Union Territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh are, have been and shall always remain an integral part of India,” the Ministry of External Affairs tweeted.

Earlier on October 7, 2023, India conveyed its objections to the United States over the visit of the American Ambassador to Pakistan’s visit to the contested region.

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