Published On: Wed, May 18th, 2016

Pakistan Seeks UN Intervention To Concern Over India’s Geospatial Bill


Pakistan has taken umbrage over India’s controversial draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, and has issued a letter to United Nations to express serious concern over India’s Map which strictly prohibits wrong direction of Jammu and Kashmir as non-Indian territories.


Pakistan has expressed serious concerns to United Nations and seeks for UN intervention over the India’s government draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill that includes the territory of Jammu and Kashmir on Thursday.

As Pakistan seeks for United Nations intervention, it urges India to stop such non-serious acts which are the violations of International Laws.


Draft bill that prepare under the government of Indian President Narendra Modi, for wrong deception of India’s map could cause the prison with maximum term of seven years as well as fine up to Rs. 100 crore will impose on violators according to India’s controversial draft of “Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016” that released earlier this month.

Pakistan’s Foreign Affairs Ministry has sent letters to United Nations Secretary General and the President of the UN Security Council to express the serious concerns over Indian government non-serious efforts.

“In violation of UNSC resolutions, the official map of India has been depicting the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir as part of India which is factually incorrect and legally untenable.”

Pakistan further added, “Through the passage of this Bill, the Indian government would penalize the individuals and organizations who depict Jammu and Kashmir as a disputed territory as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.”

According to FO, Indian Government, though the passage of this bill would panelize the organizations and individuals as well who depict Kashmir and Jammu as disputed territory. However, Jammu and Kashmir was removed from the list of UNSC under the observation of the council as unresolved dispute in 2010.