Since then, New Delhi has brought in a slew of new laws which locals say are aimed at shifting the demographics in the Muslim-majority region, many of whom want independence from India or unification with Pakistan.
The Lakhanpur Containment Zone on the National Highway will be a RED/ Containment Zone with a 500 meter buffer, the order stated. He said the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) are not alone in their just struggle for the right to self-determination.
"Prime Minister Imran Khan as an ambassador of Kashmir and I myself as a foreign minister are fighting your case at every forum", he said, adding that every effort would be made to "shake the conscience of the world".
After the August 5 decision, Indian authorities enforced an information blackout and a harsh security clampdown in Kashmir for months.
Authorities in Srinagar on Monday clamped curfew in the city in view of "specific inputs" about violent protests on August 5, the first anniversary of the revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's special status under Article 370.
The new political map of Pakistan.
The premier maintained that the Kashmir issue could only be solved by following the UNSC resolutions which give the Kashmiri people the right to self-determination. "These ridiculous assertions" of laying claims to parts of Gujarat and the UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh have neither legal validity nor global credibility, said the Ministry of External Affairs.
Khan, who appeared in a video alongside Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi, said the map rejects the "illegal steps" India took on August 5 a year ago. "These ridiculous assertions have neither legal validity nor worldwide credibility".
The prime minster said the newly-launched map is backed by all political parties of the country which he said support the principled stance of the people of IIOJK.
Sardar Masood Khan commented in a video message on Tuesday, a day after Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi and Defence Minister Pervez Khattak visited a frontier village along the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between India and Pakistan. The map also includes an eastward shift of the disputed Sir Creek in Gujarat and a claim over the Siachen Glacier. "We have said that our border is towards the eastern bank; India had claimed that it goes towards the west", he said.
The minister said the Cabinet, the Kashmiri leadership, and the Pakistani government had backed this step, noting that it "assures Kashmiris that Pakistan is behind them".
"On the day (August 5, 2019), IoJK's flag was lowered, the Kashmiris were put behind the bars, and perhaps today no Eid prayer congregation was held in Srinagar", he added.