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Pakistan rejects report of ‘delimitation commission’ for IoK

Foreign office says India only wants to legitimize its illegal actions of August 5, 2019

Pakistan has unconditionally rejected the report of the professed ‘delimitation commission’ for Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).

The Indian Charge d’Affairs was summoned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Thursday and handed over a demarche. The document said the report was targeting disenfranchising and disempowering the Muslim majority population of Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).

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The Indian side was told that the whole event was “farcical and had already been rejected by the cross-section of political parties in IoK”. India only wanted to lend ‘legitimacy’ to its illegal actions of August 5, 2019, the FO statement read.

It was stressed that the concealed objective of the Indian government was apparent that Muslims’ representation in the re-designated constituencies had been decreased to their disadvantage.

“This shattered the rationale pushed by the Indian government that the ‘delimitation effort’ was aimed to ‘empower’ the local population. However, in reality, the new electoral boundaries would further disempower, marginalize and divide the people of the occupied territory. It would only pave the way for installing yet another puppet regime backed by the BJP-RSS combine” the statement read.

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It was underscored that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was an internationally recognized dispute and a long-running issue on the UN Security Council agenda.

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