Srinagar (Agency): Putting forth a defiant attitude on the map controversy, PDP on Monday said that the Centre should appreciate that it is the "only party" which includes parts of Jammu and Kashmir illegally occupied by China in its scheme of resolution.
PDP chief Mehbooba Mufti said, "We are the only party which has included the territory of Jammu and Kashmir illegally occupied by China in our scheme of resolution to the issue and the Central leadership should appreciate it."
Indicating that the Union Home Minister had reacted a little hastily, Mehbooba said though she had very high regard for P Chidambaram, he should rather focus on other issues concerning China like the stapled visas for residents of J&K and Arunachal Pradesh.
"They should do something about the Chinese incursions into Leh region of our state. The Centre should not get touchy, rattled or bullied by China," she said.
Mehbooba said PDP supported reunification of all territories of Jammu and Kashmir as it existed before the partition of India and Pakistan in 1947.
The PDP is at the centre of a controversy after it displayed a map, during a power-point presentation on Saturday, showing Aksai Chin painted in red and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) in green.
The depiction of the map is seen as an acceptance of the occupation of these areas by the respective countries.
Mehbooba, in a statement here, also said it was time for Government of India to move beyond "management mindset" in Jammu and Kashmir to initiate actual resolution process that could close the chapter of pain, suffering and uncertainty in the state.
Mehbooba said Government of India had to make real movement towards resolution and side-by-side "have official repression stopped that has created an unprecedented situation of desperation in Kashmir especially among the youth".
Referring to various aspects of Kashmir resolution, she said times have changed since the partition of the country and so have the perceptions about political sovereignty.