ISLAMABAD: Pakistan on Saturday categorically rejected the grant of domicile certificates of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&Ok) to Indian nationals, which observers imagine is an try to change demography of the Muslim-majority space.
The certificates, a kind of citizenship proper, entitles an individual to residency and authorities jobs within the area, which until final 12 months had been reserved just for the native inhabitants.
An announcement issued by Overseas Workplace Spokesperson Aishaq Farooqui mentioned reportedly 25,000 Indian nationwide had been issued “bogus” domicile certificates, a transfer which was additionally rejected by the Kashmiris.
“The certificates issued to non-Kashmiris including, among others, the Indian government officials under “Jammu and Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate (Procedure), 2020″ are illegal, void and in complete violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council Resolutions, and International law including the 4th Geneva Convention,” learn the official assertion.
India grants 1000’s citizenship rights in Occupied Kashmir
The most recent motion additionally vindicates Pakistan’s constant stance that the main intention behind the Indian authorities’s unlawful and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 was to alter the demographic construction of IOJ&Ok and switch Kashmiris right into a minority in their very own land, the assertion added.
“This has long been part of the RSS-BJP’s ‘Hindutva’ agenda.”
The spokesperson mentioned Modi-led Indian authorities intends to undermine the train by the Kashmiri individuals of their proper to self-determination by means of a free and neutral plebiscite underneath the auspices of the United Nation as per the related UNSC resolutions.
“Through these reprehensible actions, along with continuing restrictions, excruciating military crackdown, extra-judicial killings, arbitrary detentions and incarcerations, and unabated grave human rights violations, India seeks to further perpetuate its illegal occupation of IOJ&K,” the assertion added.
Farooqui mentioned India has failed to interrupt the desire of the Kashmiri individuals by means of suppression “and it will not succeed in doing so in the future”.
Pakistan rejects India’s new Kashmir domicile regulation
The United Nations and the worldwide group should intervene to cease India from altering the demographic construction of IOJ&Ok by settling individuals from India in a territory that it has illegally occupied and the standing of which stays disputed, demanded the FO.
“India must be urged to immediately cancel all the domicile certificates of IOJ&K issued illegally, revoke unlawful rules aimed at further disempowering and disenfranchising the Kashmiris by effecting a demographic change, and comply with its international legal obligations through implementation of the relevant UNSC resolutions.”
The recipients of the domicile certificates should know that India has no authorized authority to usher in and settle individuals from exterior the occupied valley, it mentioned, including that the worldwide regulation bars India from such unlawful actions.