Pakistan denounces ‘illegal’ amendments in land ownership laws of Jammu and Kashmir by India

Pakistan on Wednesday, denounced and condemned ‘illegal’ and unconstitutional amendments in land ownership laws of Jammu and Kashmir by Indian government.

According to the statement issued by Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA), Indian decision to amend land ownership laws in Jammu and Kashmir are illegal and unconstitutional.

“The highly condemnable Indian action is yet another clear violation of the UN Security Council resolutions, bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India, and international law. The IIOJK is an internationally recognized dispute under the relevant UN Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions and international law,” read the press-release issued by MoFA.

Furthermore, Foreign Office (FO) highlighted that all these laws and measures, lack legal and moral legitimacy and have been forcefully enforced on the people of Jammu and Kashmir under an unprecedented military siege.

The statement reiterated that such steps can neither change the disputed nature of IIOJK, recognized as such by the United Nations and the international community, nor can they prejudice the inalienable right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people.

Pakistan has urged United Nations and the international community must take immediate action to stop India from changing the demography and distinct identity of IIOJK and facilitate resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute as per the relevant UNSC Resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.