FO says Indian illegal actions can’t change status of IIOJK
The Foreign Office Spokesperson Monday said that India could neither change the disputed status of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions, nor could it force Kashmiris and Pakistan to accept the illegal outcomes.
In a press statement issued on Monday, the spokesman while expressing serious concerns over certain reports said these reports indicated that India might be plotting further division, bifurcation, and demographic changes in IIOJK to perpetuate its illegal occupation.
The international community, including the United Nations, world parliaments, international human rights, and humanitarian organizations, and global media were called upon to take immediate cognizance of the situation. The statement says, “India must be stopped from any further illegal action in the occupied territory.”
Pakistan further urged India to halt and reverse its unlawful and destabilizing actions, ensure full compliance with the UN Security Council resolutions, and refrain from any further steps that might imperil the regional peace and security in South Asia.
“The IIOJK is an internationally recognized disputed territory and Pakistan will continue to resolutely oppose Indian attempts to change the demographic structure and final status of IIOJK,” it added. For its part, the statement said, Pakistan remained firm in its commitment to provide all possible support to the people of IIOJK for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.
The statement further said, “Pakistan also reaffirms its commitment to a peaceful solution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”