Pakistan today came out against the plan of establishing special towns or zones for Kashmiri pandits in Kashmir.
The country’s Foreign Office Spokesperson, Tasnim Aslam, at her weekly news briefing in Islamabad said any effort to establish special towns or zones to change the demographic make up of the territory will be in violation of UN resolutions.
“Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory and the United Nations Security Council in its resolutions has clearly pronounced the status of the territory,. The people of Jammu and Kashmir are also resisting the resettlement plans,” she said.
Five people including a policeman and a woman were injured in clashes during an Army recruitment rally in Jammu and Kashmir’s Reasi district today, PTI reported.
Clashes between police and aspirants broke out at the Territorial Army recruitment rally in Talwara belt of Reasi district. According to police, aspirants rushed towards the entrance in large numbers while those rejected started pushing each other on the way out.
Police resorted to mild cane charge as the crowd clashed with them in which five persons including a cop and a woman suffered minor injuries, they said, adding that the situation was brought under control and the screening of aspirants is underway.
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party (JKNPP) Tuesday called for a shutdown in Jammu region on April 24 to protest against shifting of AIIMS – a proposed hospital, to Kashmir.
“JKNPP announces ‘Jammu bandh’ on April 24 in protest against denial of the region a prestigious AIIMS project due to surrender of BJP to Kashmir centric politics,” said JKNPP Chairman and former minister, Harsh Dev Singh.