NA unanimously adopts resolution to reject India’s illegal delimitation in IIOJK

National AssemblyNA unanimously adopts resolution to reject India’s illegal delimitation in IIOJK

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The National Assembly on Thursday unanimously adopted a resolution condemning India’s illegal, unilateral, reckless, and coercive actions aimed at altering the internationally recognized disputed status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The resolution was moved by the Minister for Foreign Affairs Bilawal Bhutto Zardari.

The resolution expressed deep alarm at the situation in IIOJK arising out of continued Indian occupation in violation of international law and UN Security Council resolutions.

It also expressed grave concern over the series of illegal measures that the Indian occupation forces have been taking to change the demographic composition of the occupied territories in stark violation of international law, particularly the Fourth Geneva Convention and the relevant resolutions of the UN Security Council.

The resolution denounced the latest attempt at demographic engineering in IIOJK through a so-called ‘Delamination Commission’ constituted in March 2020 in the occupied territory aimed at artificially altering the electoral strength of the Muslim majority in IIOJK.

Noting that the Commission’s recommendations have been rejected by a cross-section of political parties in IIOJK, the resolution reaffirmed Pakistan’s complete support and solidarity with the Kashmiri people.

The House “rejects categorically the report of the so-called Delimitation Commission that seeks to convert the Muslim majority of IIOJK into a minority, and further marginalize, disenfranchise and disempower the Kashmiri population in IIOJK, and advance the political and electoral objectives of the BJP,” the resolution read.

It noted that through the ‘delimitation’ exercise, India is making attempts to further its illegal actions of August 5, 2019 and subsequent measures all of which have been categorically rejected by Pakistan and the Kashmiri people.

“The Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and a long-standing item on the agenda of the UN Security Council,” the resolution reaffirmed.

The resolution declared that no façade of ‘elections’ based on a sham ‘delimitation’ exercise can substitute the legitimacy and indispensability of a free and impartial plebiscite held under the auspices of the United Nations to enable the Kashmiri people exercise the right to self-determination in accordance with the relevance UNSC Resolutions.

The resolution demanded India to honour and fulfill its obligations under the international law, UNSC Resolutions, and the Fourth Geneva Convention to refrain from bringing about any illegal demographic changes in the occupied territory.

It also urged the Indian government to forthwith end its oppression and widespread violations of human rights and international humanitarian law in IIOJK, and enable the Kashmiri people to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UNSC Resolutions.

In addition, it called upon the international community to ensure accountability of India’s grave and persistent violations of human rights and war crimes in IIOJK, and to urge India, the occupying power, to immediately halt and reverse any unilateral and all illegal actions in IIOJK and to fulfill its obligation under the relevant UNSC Resolutions.

The resolution also reiterated the unflinching commitment and solidarity of Pakistan and the Pakistani people with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters, and reaffirmed that Pakistan will continue to extend all possible support in their just struggle for freedom and self-determination.

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