Kashmir Media Service reported that Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations (MAPIM) joined other concerned parties in strongly protesting India’s formal inclusion of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan as part of India.

President of Malaysian Consultative Council of Islamic Organisations (MAPIM) Mohammad Azmi Abdul Hamid said in statement that Indian move is provocative and will escalate the tension between the Kashmiris and the Indian authorities.

He said, “The implication of the new map is bound to create a strong public response amongst Kashmiris when the complete denial of their rights for self determination for the Kashmiris is now confirmed.”

Azmi compared the move by India on Kashmir as exactly the same as what Israel did to the Palestine occupied territories and forced UN to take action by saying,”We are demanding the UNSC to take appropriate action because it cannot remain silent to such violation.”

He further added,“India’s decision to bifurcate the former J&K into two Union territories, which was enforced on Oct 31 following the Presidential order, which was signed on Aug 5, must be condemned and the demarcation must be withdrawn.”