Foreign Office of Pakistan categorically rejected the Indian government’s illegal amendments in land ownership laws in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir promulgated under “J-K Re-organization (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020”
As per to a statement issued from FO, the highly condemnable Indian action is yet another clear violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions, bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India, and international law.
The FO spokesperson said that the occupied Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute under the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions and international law, adding that he said India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, and subsequent measures, particularly the domicile law and now the land ownership laws, are aimed at changing the demographic structure of IIOJK to convert the Kashmiris into a minority in their own land.
The spokesman of FO said that changing the demographic structure of the occupied territory is a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention and constitutes a war crime, “All these measures and laws, lacking legal and moral legitimacy, are forced upon the oppressed people of IIOJK through the barrel of the gun with an unprecedented military siege in the most militarized zone in the world.”
The FO restated that such steps can neither change the disputed nature of the occupied territory nor can they prejudice the inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.
The UN and the international community must take immediate action to stop India from changing the demography and distinct identity of IIOJK and facilitate the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per the relevant UNSC Resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
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