The Union Home Minister Amit Shah has declared that Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK) is an integral and inseparable part of India.
The decision to scrap Article 370 was received with widespread protests across the country, especially in the then state of Jammu and Kashmir. Pakistan raised the matter at the UNSC and claimed that it was an attempt by the Indian government to change the demographics and status quo in the region and sought the UN intervention. India, on the other hand, stood firm on the decision and reiterated that Article 370 was part of the Indian constitution, and the issue was strictly an internal matter of India. Finally, on October 31, 2019, the Indian government officially declared two new union territories. A new map of the two Union Territories was also released, which included both POK and Aksai Chin as part of the Indian regions.