POK has never been out of India: S. Jaishankar

Shivani Arora
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External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar attended ‘Intellectuals Meet’ (Mission For Nation) along with Union Minister and BJP Lok Sabha candidate from Sambalpur, Dharmendra Pradhan, organised by Sambalpur Civic Council.He said during this event in Odisha that Pakistan Occupied Kashmir has always been a part of our country. It has never been out of India. PM Modi should stop shedding crocodile tears on Sandeshkhali: Mamata Banerjee

It was, it is and it will be the part of our nation. While responding to a question on India’s plans for PoK during an event in Cuttack in Odisha, he said, “PoK has never been out of this country. It is part of this country. There is a resolution of the Indian Parliament that PoK is very much a part of India.”

“When you have someone who is not a responsible custodian of the house, bahar se koi chori kar leta hai (someone steals from outside),” S Jaishankar said.He further said that the people were “made to forget about the issue of PoK” and it had been brought into the consciousness of the people again.

Not only POK he also spoke about the abolition of Article 370 in Jammu and Kashmir and stressed that it should have been abrogated a long time back. Jaishankar noted that a feeling of separatism and extremism existed in Jammu and Kashmir when Article 370 remained in effect.

“Today, there is a lot of interest in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK), but we should not forget how the problem originated. The doors of international pressure opened in 1947 and continued all the way till Article 370 was repealed (in 2019). We have corrected an enormous mistake that we had made in 1947,” said Jaishankar.

The statement of EAM has come forward after the words spoken by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh during April In light of the current developments in India, Singh asserted that the people of PoK will themselves demand to be a part of this country.

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