Pakistan rejects deliberate Indian attempts of pre-poll rigging in IIOJK

Pakistan rejects deliberate Indian attempts of pre-poll rigging in IIOJK

Islamabad (Web Desk): Pakistan has categorically rejected the deliberate Indian attempts of pre-poll rigging and overt manipulation in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

In a statement issued on Friday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar said the latest announcement of permitting even temporary residents in the occupied territory to register as voters is a clear manifestation of the treacherous Indian design to influence the outcome of so-called elections in IIOJK.

The Spokesperson reiterated Pakistan's complete rejection of India's steps aimed at turning the Muslim majority in IIOJK into a minority.

The spokesperson said despite its reprehensible measures that have followed the illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, India will not be able to break the will of the Kashmiri people or to mislead the world community.

Pakistan has urged the Indian government to desist from all actions in the IIOJK that violate the international law, the UN Charter, and the 4th Geneva Convention.

Furthermore it has demanded that India "release all political prisoners detained on trumped-up charges, halt human rights violations in the (IIOJK), lift the brutal military siege, and let the Kashmiris exercise their legitimate right to self-determination as stipulated in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions".

Pakistan has appealed to the international community to take immediate cognizance of the blatant Indian attempts at effecting illegal demographic changes in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir and to hold India to account.