Stating that Gilgit-Baltistan is a part of Pak occupied areas of Jammu & Kashmir and the party stands by 1994 unanimous resolution of Parliament, BJP State Spokesperson Arun Kumar Gupta, said that Pakistan has no right on Gilgit-Baltistan.
Addressing press conference at party hqrs. alongwith BJP leaders Ghulam Haider and Haji Mohd. Ibrahim from Turtuk and Nobra, Arun Gupta said that PoJK has been under illegal occupation of Pakistan and all the areas falling under PoJK too are illegally occupied by it. As Gilgit-Baltistan is also part of PoJK, hence Pakistan has no legal right to use it for any purpose. He said that the party stands by 1994 unanimous resolution of the Indian Parliament which pledges to work for getting PoJK freed from Pakistan. He further declared that the BJP will not allow Pakistan to tinker with the areas of PoJK, including Gilgit-Baltistan.
Ghulam Haider said that the people of Ladakh, who has common culture with Gilgit-Baltistan, have been apprehending that Pakistan may bifurcate this province into Gilgit and Baltistan to pave way for China to extend rail line into the territory of PoJK. He said that it is not acceptable and need to be opposed tooth and nail.
Haji Mohd. Ibrahim said that the only issue pending between India and Pakistan is to get vacated the PoJK areas and the people of Ladakh stand united to achieve this.
BJP State Spokesperson Balbir Ram Rattan was also present in the press conference.