Pakistan has claimed the depiction of "disputed territory" of Jammu and Kashmir as an integral part of India is "factually incorrect and morally unacceptable." The country stated that India's draft bill is in violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
Pakistan had last week sought UN intervention on the draft bill in the Indian Parliament over the map of Kashmir, with its ambassador to the UN Maleeha Lodhi, writing to UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon and Security Council President for the month, Abdellatif Aboulatta of Egypt.
In the letter, released to the media by the UN on 24 May, Lodhi referred to India's draft Geospatial Information Regulation Bill 2016 and said Pakistan has "serious concerns" over the bill.
"However, in violation of UNSC resolutions and international law, the official map of India has been depicting the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir as a part of India which is factually incorrect, legally untenable and morally unacceptable. Sadly, the international community and the United Nations have failed to take notice of this Indian action," Lodhi said in the letter.
Lodhi said in the letter that the international community should "honour" its responsibility to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
"More than 65 years later, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are still waiting for the international community and the United Nations to fulfill their commitments by holding an independent and impartial plebiscite under UN auspices.
"Failure on the part of the UN to ensure the sanctity of UN resolutions has resulted in blatant violations of international law as well as human rights abuses of the Kashmiri people. The Indian government has been using force as state policy, which has been exacerbating the situation. In view of this, the UN should intervene to uphold UNSC resolutions and urge India to stop such acts which are in violation of international law," she said.