J&Ok and Ladakh was, is and can at all times stay a part of India, stated MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi
New Delhi: Pakistan on Thursday stated it had pulled out of the Chess Olympiad starting in Chennai on Thursday for the reason that relay torch had handed via Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir final month and accused India of politicising the occasion, however New Delhi hit again on Thursday night, saying J&Ok was an integral a part of India and in flip accused Islamabad of politicizing the complete concern. New Delhi stated it was “unlucky” that Pakistan had chosen to lift objections and added it was “shocking” that Islamabad had taken this place for the reason that Pakistani workforce was already in India.
“J&Ok and Ladakh was, is and can at all times stay a part of India,” MEA spokesperson Arindam Bagchi instructed reporters at his weekly briefing.
In a press release, Islamabad stated: “Pakistan condemns India’s makes an attempt to politicise the forty fourth Chess Olympiad being held in Chennai, India. Pakistan was invited by the Worldwide Chess Federation (FIDE) to take part within the forty fourth Chess Olympiad scheduled to be held in Chennai from 28 July to 10 August 2022. A Pakistani contingent was already coaching for this occasion. Regrettably, India has chosen to politicise this prestigious worldwide sporting occasion by passing the torch relay of this occasion via … Jammu and Kashmir. The torch relay handed via Srinagar on 21 June 2022.”
Pakistan added: “As a protest, Pakistan has determined to not take part within the forty fourth Chess Olympiad and also will increase the matter with the Worldwide Chess Federation on the highest stage.” Islamabad described the standing of J&Ok as “disputed” and stated it had objected due because of this.