Pakistan condemns, rejects India's actions in IOK: FO

Says Pakistan will continue to play its part in exposing India’s state terrorism


News Desk April 02, 2020
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Pakistan on Thursday condemned India’s continued attempts to illegally change the demographic structures of occupied Kashmir.

A statement by the Foreign Office said Pakistan strongly condemns and rejects India’s most recent actions. The “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020” is another illegal step taken by India to settle non-Kashmiri’s in the occupied region by changing domicile laws.

“This is a clear violation of international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention,” the statement read.

India’s illegal annexation of occupied Kashmir on August 5, 2019, and India’s actions today are a clear violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions, bilateral agreements by the two nuclear-armed neighbours and humanitarian norms.

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Kashmiris in the region have rejected the new law that aims to change their demography and distinct identity.

While the world community is focused on the coronavirus pandemic, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government is focused on furthering its ‘Hindutva’ agenda.

Pakistan has continuously urged the international community to speak out against India’s illegal actions in occupied Kashmir.

“The United Nations and the international community must take immediate cognizance of this Indian action, prevent India from changing the demography of the occupied territory, and hold India accountable for its persistent violations of international law,” the FO statement said.

Pakistan will continue to play its part in exposing India’s state terrorism.

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