Islamabad: Pakistan warned India on Thursday not to take any further measures against India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), saying it may “endanger regional peace and security”.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Zahid Hafiz Chodri said at a weekly press conference in Islamabad on Thursday that India must re-examine its illegal and destabilizing operations in IIOJK and ensure full compliance with the UN Security Council’s resolution.
The spokesperson stated that Pakistan will continue to firmly oppose India’s attempts to change the demographic structure and status of IIOJK as a disputed territory.
He said that in order to inform the UN leadership of Pakistan’s serious concerns about these developments, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmoud Qureshi wrote to the chairman of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and the UN Secretary-General.
Chaudhry mentioned that the Minister of Foreign Affairs has been writing to the Security Council and the Secretary-General of the United Nations on a regular basis to let the United Nations fully understand the serious situation in the Indian occupied territories.
He said that Pakistan has always reminded the UN Security Council that it has the responsibility to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute peacefully and fairly in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
“We remain firm in our commitment to provide all possible support to the people of IIOJK in their just struggle for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination,” the FO Spokesperson said.
The spokesperson said Pakistan had deep concern over the recent reports indicating “Indian machinations for further division, bifurcation and demographic changes in the IIOJK to perpetuate its illegal occupation”.
“We call upon the international community, including the United Nations, international human rights and humanitarian organizations, global media and world parliaments to take immediate cognizance of the situation,” he said.
Chowdhury went on to say that IIOJK is an internationally recognized disputed territory, adding that India’s unilateral and illegal actions in IIOJK still violate international law and various UN Security Council (UNSC) resolutions.