PM Imran approaches UNSG, world leaders over issuance of IoK domiciles to Indians

PM Imran approaches UNSG, world leaders over issuance of IoK domiciles to Indians

Islamabad (Web Desk): Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday said that he had approached the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and world leaders as India issued domiciles to Indian nationals in occupied Kashmir.


“First India's attempt at illegal annexation of IOJK & now its attempts to alter IOJK's demographic structure incl by issuance of domicile certificates to 25,000 Indian nationals are all illegal, in violation of UNSC resolutions & international law, incl 4th Geneva Convention,” the premier said in a tweet.

“I have approached UN Secretary General and am reaching out to other world leaders. India must be stopped from this unacceptable path that further usurps the legal & internationally guaranteed rights of the Kashmiri people & seriously imperils peace and security in South Asia,” he added.

PM Khan cautioned that such a move would "seriously imperil peace and security in South Asia".

Up to 25,000 people were granted domicile certificates in occupied Kashmir since May 18, raising fears of the beginning of demographic changes in the Muslim-majority Himalayan region.

Pakistan on Saturday had categorically rejected the grant of domicile certificates of IOJ&K by the Indian authorities.