Pakistan condemns India’s domicile law for IOK
By Staff ReporterFriday – April 3, 2020
According to an official statement, this is a clear violation of international law, including the 4th Geneva convention.
This Indian action, a continuation of India’s illegal and unilateral steps since August 5, 2019, also constitutes a violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan, and humanitarian norms.
The Kashmiris in IOK have outrightly rejected the new law as “unacceptable.” Indeed, the Kashmiris will never accept such blatant usurpation of their fundamental rights and attempts to change their demography and distinct identity.
The latest Indian action, at this moment of global health crisis, is particularly reprehensible as it seeks to take advantage of the international community’s focus on the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic and further advance Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) sinister, “Hindutva” agenda.
Pakistan has been consistently sensitising the international community about the BJP government’s designs for demographic change in IOK to perpetuate India’s illegal occupation of the disputed territory, manifestly against the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The United Nations (UN) and the international community must take immediate cognisance 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.
On its part, Pakistan will continue to highlight India’s State terrorism in IOK, and its denial of the fundamental freedoms and inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.
No matter what its tactics, India will never be able to break the will of the Kashmiri people. Nor will India succeed in its nefarious designs to subjugate the Kashmiris against their wishes.