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Pakistan seeks UN’s support over controversial domicile law in IoK 

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has tested positive for the novel coronavirus today (Friday).
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has approached the United Nations (UN) over Delhi’s blatant effort to turn the Muslim-majority in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) into a minority.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has written letters to the UN Security Council president and the UN Secretary-General, apprising them of the latest situation in the occupied valley particularly the recent changes brought by the Modi government in domicile laws.
The Foreign Office, in a statement issued on Saturday, said letters, dispatched on May 21, were part of ongoing efforts by Pakistan to keep the world body abreast of the current situation in the disputed region.
The foreign minister drew attention towards the newly-notified “Jammu & Kashmir Reorganisation Order 2020” and “Jammu & Kashmir Grant of Domicile Certificate Rules 2020” aimed at changing the demographic structure of IOJ&K, the statement said.
The statement said, “It has been underscored that these actions are illegal and in violation of the UN Security Council Resolutions and international law, in particular the 4th Geneva Convention.”
FM Qureshi highlighted India’s opportunistic exploitation of the ongoing coronavirus plague to further intensify its military crackdown in IOJ&K.
While conveying serious concerns over India’s state-terrorism in the valley, the Qureshi rejected Delhi’s attempts to undermine the indigenous struggle of the Kashmiri people against illegal Indian occupation.
The foreign minister also conveyed Pakistan’s distress over the continued ceasefire violations at the Line of Control (LoC) and the Working Boundary (WB) and deliberate targetting of innocent civilians by the Indian occupation forces.
FM Qureshi underlined that the real Indian motive behind blaming Pakistan is to create a pretext for a “false flag operation”, about which Pakistan has been forewarning the international community.
Reminding the UN Security Council president of the Council’s primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security, he called for urging India to refrain from committing serious crimes against Kashmiri people.
As part of Pakistan’s active diplomatic outreach and taking up the Jammu & Kashmir dispute at all international fora, the statement said the foreign minister kept the UN Security Council fully apprised of the evolving situation in IOJ&K and asked the council to play its role in the maintenance of peace and security.
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