Pakistan Rejects Report Of 'Delimitation Commission', Issues Demarche To India

Pakistan Rejects Report Of 'Delimitation Commission', Issues Demarche To India
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs issued a demarche to the Indian Charge d’Affaires (Cd’A) conveying Pakistan’s categorical rejection of the Indian report of the ‘Delimitation Commission’ which dealt with changing the electoral structure of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The message was conveyed to India that the report was considered senseless and had already been rejected after a cross-examination of the political parties of IIOJK, a spokesperson for the Foreign Office said. He added that the so-called report was aimed at disenfranchising and disempowering the Muslim population of Occupied Kashmir.

The ‘Delimitation Commission’ was formulated to constitute new boundaries, names and seats for the dummy constituent assembly set up by India in IIOJK. "Through this effort, India only wanted to lend ‘legitimacy’ to its illegal actions of August 5, 2019," a statement issued by the Foreign Office said.

It further said that the true motive of India was made obvious by the fact that under the guise of 'empowering' the local population, the representation of the Muslims of Indian Occupied Kashmir had been decreased under the reallocation of seats, severely disadvantaging them.

"This shattered the rationale pushed by the Indian government that the ‘delimitation effort’ was aimed to ‘empower’ the local population," the statement added.

However, it went on, in reality, this act would only further divide and marginalize the community, paving the way for yet another BJP-RSS led puppet regime.

It was also highlighted that Jammu and Kashmir was a long standing, internationally recognized dispute that had been on the agenda of the UN Security Council. The Foreign Office also demanded that India refrain from attempts to illegally alter the demography of the region.

"Any illegal, unilateral and mischievous attempt by India to allow disproportionately higher electoral representation to the Hindu population to the detriment of the Muslim population, is a mockery of all norms of democracy, morality and India’s obligations under the UN Security Council Resolutions and international law," it said.