Islamabad: Pakistan on Monday summoned Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria and conveyed a strong demarche on India scrapping the special status for Jammu and Kashmir, and its “unequivocal rejection of these illegal actions”.
Pakistan Foreign Secretary Sohail Mahmood summoned the Indian High Commissioner to the Foreign Office and conveyed a strong demarche on the announcements made and actions taken by the Government of India with regard to Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir today, a statement from the Foreign Office said.
Mahmood conveyed Pakistan’s “unequivocal rejection of these illegal actions as they are in breach of international law and several UN Security Council resolutions”.
He stressed Pakistan’s “resolute condemnation of the unlawful actions aimed at further consolidating the illegal occupation of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOK)”.
He also condemned the “preceding pre-meditated steps such as complete lock-down of IOK, deployment of additional 180,000 troops, imposition of curfew, house arrest of Kashmiri leaders and suspension of communication services, among others”, the statement said.
He emphasised Pakistan’s consistent opposition to all Indian attempts to change the demographic structure and final status of Indian Kashmir.
Mahmood called upon India to “halt and reverse its unlawful and destabilizing actions”, ensure full compliance with UN Security Council resolutions, and refrain from any further action that could entail serious implications.
He also reiterated that Pakistan will continue to extend political, diplomatic and moral support to the indigenous legitimate Kashmiri people’s struggle for realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.