Rijiju slams Pak for objecting to India’s proposed Map Bill

Rijiju on Tuesday lashed out at Pakistan for raising objection to India’s proposed Geospatial Bill.

Published: 17th May 2016 07:32 PM  |   Last Updated: 17th May 2016 07:32 PM   |  A+A-


NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday lashed out at Pakistan for raising objection to India’s proposed Geospatial Bill, saying there was no need for Islamabad to respond on the same as it is at an initial stage.

“It's just a draft bill. Indian citizens and stakeholders will give suggestions and comments only then it will be introduced in Parliament. It’s at an initial stage right now; there was no need for Pakistan to respond on this now,” Rijiju told the media here.

India has strongly rejected Pakistan's repeated and increasing attempts to impose on the international community matters that India wants to address bilaterally with Pakistan.

Responding to media query on Pakistan Foreign Office reaction on India's Geospatial Bill, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said the proposed bill is an entirely an internal legislative matter of India as Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part.

Pakistan has expressed serious concern over India’s efforts to pass the controversial Geospatial Information Regulation Bill, which aims to restrict geographical depictions of India and disputed Kashmir to the UN Secretary General and the President of the UN Security Council (UNSC).

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