Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has categorically rejected the report of the so-called ‘delimitation commission’ for Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the Indian Charge d’Affaires (Cd’A) and handed over a demarche, rejecting the report of the so-called “Delimitation Commission” which was aimed at disenfranchising and disempowering the Muslim majority population of IOK, read a press statement by the Foreign Office stated.
According to the statement, the Indian side was conveyed that this entire exercise was “farcical and had already been rejected by the cross-section of political parties in IoK”. Through this effort, India only wanted to lend ‘legitimacy’ to its illegal actions of August 5, 2019, it added.
It was underscored to the Indian Cd’A that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was an internationally recognised dispute and a long-standing item on the agenda of the UN Security Council.
The statement emphasised that any illegal, unilateral and mischievous attempt by India to allow disproportionately higher electoral representation to the Hindu population to the detriment of the Muslim population, is a mockery of all norms of democracy, morality and India’s obligations under the UN Security Council Resolutions and international law.
The Delimitation Commission has notified the new boundaries, names and number of seats for the puppet constituent assembly of the IOK.