Islamabad Rejects Indian SC Orders Failing to Recognize IIOJK’s Disputed Status: FO

Fri May 24 2024
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ISLAMABAD:  Pakistan on Friday rejected the fresh ruling of the Indian Supreme Court upholding its earlier order that had endorsed the Indian government’s unilateral decision of revoking the special status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Constitution through legislation in 2019.

Foreign Office spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said at her weekly press briefing that the two verdicts fail to recognize the globally recognized disputed nature of Jammu and Kashmir. Indian Supreme Court orders cannot distract the global community’s attention from the gross and systemic human rights violation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

She said the Kashmiris had an inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council’s resolutions. India has no right to make unilateral decisions on the status of disputed territory, she added.

Pakistan Welcomes Announcements of Spain, Ireland, Norway

Moreover, the spokesperson welcomed the announcement made by Spain, Ireland, and Norway to recognize the Palestine state and called it a milestone in the decades-old quest of the Palestinian people for their right to self-determination.

She said that the Gaza genocide and dire humanitarian situation highlighted the urgency of the establishment of an independent Palestine state with Quds Al-Sharif as the capital. Underlining the diplomatic engagements during the previous week, she said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s visit to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) where he met President Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, besides interacting with the entrepreneurs and investors.

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