Pakistan issues demarche to India over IIOJK illegal actions

New Delhi must reverse its unilateral actions of revoking disputed region’s status, says Foreign Office


News Desk August 06, 2021
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Pakistan has summoned Indian envoy at the Foreign Office in Islamabad and handed over a demarche over its illegal actions in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

“Chargé d'Affaires (Cd’A) of the Indian High Commission in Islamabad was called to the Foreign Office today and conveyed a strong demarche to register the Government of Pakistan’s unequivocal rejection of India’s illegal and unilateral actions since 5 August 2019, and continuing military siege and human rights violations in IIOJK,” the Foreign Office said in a statement.

It added that two years had passed since these actions were taken which breached the international law, UN Charter and the 4th Geneva Convention as well as several resolutions of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on the Kashmir dispute.

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The envoy was reminded of Pakistan’s consistent stance that the Indian government must reverse its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 including lifting the inhuman military siege in IIOJK, stop its illegal measures to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory, cease extra-judicial killings of Kashmiri youth in fake encounters and cordon-and-search operations.

The FO statement also demanded the release of illegally detained Kashmiri youth and political leadership and the withdrawal of over 900,000 occupation troops from IIOJK.

“...Let Kashmiris exercise their inalienable right to self-determination through a fair and impartial plebiscite under auspices of the United Nations as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions,” the communique also added.

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