India is changing Kashmir’s demography, Sartaj writes to UN


Pakistan has urged the United Nations to take notice of Indian attempts to bring demographic changes in occupied Kashmir.

In a letter to UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Foreign Affairs advisor Sartaj Aziz has specifically pointed out the issuance of permanent residence certificates to non-residents, allotment of land to retired Indian army personnel, and issuance of land to non-Kashmiris in the occupied territory.

Sartaj Aziz also mentioned the establishment of separate townships for Kashmiri pundits and settlement of West Pakistan refugees to convert Muslim majority of the valley into a minority and preempt the results of the UN-administered plebiscite.

The adviser said non-implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions is leading to a grave human tragedy in occupied Kashmir.

He said implementation of the UN Security Council resolutions is the only way to end the immense sufferings of millions of Kashmiris and bring peace and stability to South Asia.

Meanwhile, Pakistan’s permanent representative to the United Nations Maleeha Lodhi has forwarded the letter of Aziz to the world body.