New Delhi: India on Thursday condemned US Congresswoman Ilhan Omar’s visit to Pakistan-administered Kashmir.
The Congresswoman is on a four-day visit to Pakistan starting April 20, where she has also met former Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan and his successor Shahbaz Sharif.
Answering a question about her visit to Pakistan administered Kashmir, India’s foreign ministry spokesperson said it is condemnable.
“If such a politician wishes to practice her narrow-minded politics at home that may be her business, but violating our territorial integrity in its pursuit makes this ours. Condemnable,” the ministry said.
The Pakistan Prime Minister’s Office had said that she will visit Lahore and “Azad Jammu and Kashmir” to have a greater understanding of Pakistan’s cultural, social, political, and economic potential.
Kashmir always figures largely in Pakistan’s interactions with the US and it was also discussed between Prime Minister Sharif and Omar.
Sharif told reporters that he had raised Kashmir with the 39-year-old lawmaker and stressed the importance of peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir issue, enabling the region to realize its economic potential and promote social progress, reported news agency Press Trust of India.