ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has strongly condemned and rejected the latest Indian action aimed at illegally changing the demographic structure of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In a statement, Foreign Office Spokesperson Aisha Farooqui said the so-called “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020″is another illegal step by India to settle non-Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir by changing the domicile laws. This is a clear violation of international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention.
The spokesperson said this Indian action, a continuation of India’s illegal and unilateral steps since 5 August 2019, also constitutes a violation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions, bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan, and humanitarian norms.
She said the Kashmiris in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have outrightly rejected the new law as “unacceptable.”
The Spokesperson said the latest Indian action, at this moment of the global health crisis, is particularly reprehensible as it seeks to take advantage of the international community’s focus on the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and further advance BJP’s sinister, “Hindutva” agenda.
She said 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 Spokesperson said on its part, Pakistan will continue to highlight India’s state terrorism in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and its denial of the fundamental freedoms and inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.