Foreign Office spokeswoman Aisha Farooqi has said that Pakistan denies the new domicile law introduced by India in occupied Kashmir.
During a weekly briefing, the Foreign Office said that India was trying to change the proportion of the population in occupied Kashmir and the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Order 2020 violated international law.
Aisha Farooqi termed India’s move as ‘illegal’, saying it was also a violation of the Geneva Convention and India was settling non-Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir under cover of global outbreak.
Spokeswoman Aisha Farooq condemned India’s attempt to reduce the demographics of Kashmiris, saying that India was promoting Hindutva’s agenda in occupied Kashmir.
The statement called on the United Nations and the international community to take notice of India’s move to respond to violations of international law.
It is to be remembered that after the termination of the special status of occupied Kashmir by India on August 5, 2019, the Jammu and Kashmir Civil Services Act has been implemented. Be able to declare his homeland.
The Act states that a person designating an area occupied by a domicile as his homeland is required to reside for 15 years in the central region of Jammu and Kashmir or have studied for a period of 7 years. Or attended a class 10 or 12 at an educational institution in the area and took the exam.
Earlier, Article 35A of the Jammu and Kashmir Constitution contained a citizen’s definition that the same person would be entitled to a domicile, registered as an immigrant with the Relief and Rehabilitation Commissioner in the occupied area
#Pakistan strongly condemns & rejects the latest Indian action aimed at illegally changing the demographic structure of IOJ&K. This is a clear violation of international law, including the 4th Geneva Convention.
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