Indian-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir
On Friday, Pakistan categorically denounced Indian attempts to “rig the pre-poll” and “manipulate the results openly” in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The declaration came days after Hirdesh Kumar, the chief election officer in the occupied valley, said that non-citizens living normally might add their names to the voting list.
According to Kumar, “Jammu & Kashmir is anticipated to acquire roughly 25 lakh extra voters, including outsiders,” following the special summary modification of electoral rolls.
Major Political Parties in IIOJK
The article also stated that the major political parties in IIOJK were incensed by his comments.
The latest announcement that “permits even temporary residents in the occupied territory, including outside workforce and security personnel, to register as voters is a clear manifestation of the treacherous Indian design to influence the outcome of “so-called” elections in IIOJK,” according to Foreign Office (FO) spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a statement released today.
“Pakistan reiterates its utter rejection of India’s entire litany of measures aimed at reducing the Muslim majority in IIOJK to a minority, including the establishment of the so-called delimitation commission and its erroneous report, the granting of bogus Kashmiri domiciles to millions of outsiders, and changes to the property laws,” reads a statement from the country.
Region’s Special Autonomy
The spokesperson asserted that India will be unable to subvert the decision of the Kashmiri people or deceive the world community despite the “reprehensible measures” that followed the revocation of the region’s special autonomy in 2019.
“The government of India must cease all activities in IIOJK that are illegal under international law, the United Nations Charter, and the Fourth Geneva Convention.”
UN Security Council Resolutions
The FO spokesperson also urged India to end human rights abuses in the occupied valley, lift the brutal military siege, free all political prisoners held on “trumped-up charges,” and permit Kashmiris to exercise their right to self-determination as outlined in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
Additionally, the FO urged the international community to hold India responsible for its apparent attempts to “effect illegal demographic changes” in IIOJK.