Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi mentioned J&K as an India state while interacting with media on the sidelines of the 42nd UNHRC meet. Shah Mahmood Qureshi has called J&K an Indian state. Qureshi mentioned it while speaking to the media on the sidelines of UNHRC meet in Geneva. The Pakistan minister raised deep concern over the situation in Kashmir

Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Tuesday called Jammu and Kashmir an Indian state-something that Pakistan has vehemently denied in the past since partition.

Speaking to the media on the sidelines of the 42nd United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) meet, the Pakistan minister mentioned Jammu and Kashmir as "Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir".

Shah Mahmood Qureshi has already raised the issue of Kashmir at the session and demand the formation of a UN-backed committee to probe the ongoing situation in Kashmir. "We support the formation of a joint committee," Qureshi said during his speech.

Qureshi also criticised India for saying that the situation in Jammu and Kashmir has been normal after the abrogation of Article 370, which granted special status to the region.

He also raised many other questions regarding the situation in Kashmir at the UNHRC session.

Meanwhile, India is fully prepared to counter the allegations levelled by Pakistan when it takes centre stage at 8:30 pm. According to sources, India has drawn a detailed plan of action to counter Pakistan on the points it raised on Kashmir.

India also has the support of a large number of countries from the international community and clearly mentioned that its stand on Kashmir is an internal matter. Pakistan, on the other hand, has been trying to rake up the issue on the global stage, accusing India of human rights violation in Kashmir.