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Pakistan Rejects Amendment In Land Laws Of IIOJK As It Breaches Int’l Treaties

Islamabad: Pakistan has categorically rejected Indian government’s illegal amendments in land ownership laws in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir to convert Kashmiris into a minority in their own land.

The Foreign Office, in a statement, said that these laws were promulgated under “J-K Re-organisation (Adaptation of Central Laws) Third Order, 2020”. It said this highly condemnable Indian action is yet another clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India, and international law.

The IIOJK is an internationally recognised dispute under the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and international law. India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August last year, 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 Foreign Office said changing the demographic structure of the occupied territory is a violation of the 4th Geneva Convention and constitutes 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.

It is reiterated that such steps can neither change the disputed nature of IIOJK, recognised as such by the United Nations and the international community, nor can they prejudice the inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

The Foreign Office urged the United Nations and the international community to take immediate action to stop India from changing the demography and distinct identity of IIOJK and facilitate resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per the relevant UNSC Resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.