Condemn and reject sinister Hindutva agenda: Pakistan on domicile rule

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Pakistan has strongly condemned and rejected the domicile law that was introduced in Jammu and Kashmir late Tuesday evening.

Pakistan said the latest Indian action aimed at illegally changing the demographic structure of Jammu and Kashmir stands rejected.

The country said that the so-called “Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020”is another illegal step by India to settle non-Kashmiris in J-K by changing the domicile laws.

Ministry of foreign affairs of Pakistan in a statement said that the move 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 5 August 2019, also constitutes a violation of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions, bilateral agreements between India and Pakistan, and humanitarian norms,” Read the statement.

It further said that the Kashmiris 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.”

Pakistan further criticised the move saying 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 pandemic and further advance BJP’s sinister, “Hindutva” agenda.

Pakistan has been consistently sensitizing the international community about the BJP Government’s designs for demographic change in IOJ&K to perpetuate India’s illegal occupation of the disputed territory, manifestly against the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Pakistan called on the the United Nations and the international community to 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.

“On its part, Pakistan will continue to highlight India’s state terrorism in IOJ&K,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,” the ministry concluded.

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