New Delhi: Reacting strongly to Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan’s jibe against the new domicile policy of Jammu and Kashmir, the ministry of external affairs issued a statement chastising Pakistan for its repeated attempts to interfere in India’s internal affairs. Also Read - True Brotherhood: Muslim Neighbours Perform Last Rites of Kashmiri Pandit Woman in J&K

“If Pakistan wants to contribute to the welfare of Jammu and Kashmir. Repeated attempts to interfere in India’s internal affairs will not make its untenable claims acceptable,” the statement read.

“We have seen the intemperate remarks by Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan on India. With regard to the Indian Union Territory of Jammu & Kashmir, it is very clear that Pakistan has no locus standi whatsoever on any aspect pertaining to it,” it added.

Pakistan PM Imran Khan had slammed India’s move to relax J&K’s domicile policy to include anyone who has resided in J&K for 15 years or spent seven years studying in the regional educational institutions.

“We stand with the Kashmiris in rejecting this latest Indian attempt to alter the demography of IOJK. Pakistan will continue to expose Indian state terrorism & it’s denial of the Kashmiris right to self determination,” Imran Khan had tweeted.

“Timing of this latest illegal action is particularly reprehensible because it seeks to exploit the international focus on COVID19 pandemic to push forward BJP’s Hindutva Supremacist agenda. The UN & int comm must stop India’s continuing violations of UNSC Resolutions & Int law,” he wrote.

“We strongly condemn the racist Hindutva Supremacist Modi Govt’s continuing attempts to illegally alter the demography of IOJK in violation of all international laws & treaties. The new Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020 is a clear violation of the 4th Geneva Convention,” Khan had added.