India is changing the demographics of occupied Kashmir, speakers say
PESHAWAR: The Indian government and extremist organizations such as RSS and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have taken on the demographic engineering of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) by unilaterally changing the demography of the valley held in complete violation of UN Security Council resolutions and resolutions. the Geneva Convention which amounts to a war crime.
This was the focus of the one-day special seminar on “IOJK – India’s attempt to change demographics is a war crime” held at the Regional Study Center (Russia, China and Central Asia) on Friday. from the University of Peshawar.
The President of the Institute of the Center for Area Studies in Islamabad, Nadeem Riyaz, was the guest of honor on this occasion, while Professor Shabir Ahmad Khan, Director of the Center for Area Studies, also sent to the seminar.
Dr. Shabbir, in his welcome address, spoke about the importance of the Kashmir issue in the context of Pakistan’s national interest. He said only the annexation of Indian-occupied Kashmir to Pakistan could heal the wounds of separation from East Pakistan in 1971.
Nadeem Riaz said the Modi regime in India was trying to change the demographic pattern of the IOJK. He spoke at length about demographic changes in the IOJK and the status of the Indian-held valley as occupied territory.
Nadeem Riaz spoke about the armed conflict in Kashmir, various international conventions, war crimes committed by the Modi regime and the way forward for Pakistan. Explaining the events concerning Kashmir in chronological order, he presented his arguments on legal status and complications as well as changes in legislation with particular reference to Articles 370 and 35-A of the Indian Constitution.
He said the imposition of “new domiciliary laws” would negatively affect the Muslim majority in Kashmir. Nadeem Riaz spoke about the armed conflict in Kashmir in the light of the Hague Regulations, the 1972 Simla Agreement and the Geneva Convention. He mentioned the “1998 Rome Statute” and the International Criminal Court (ICC).
Speaking of war crimes, he argued that the genocide in the IOJK and efforts to change demographics could qualify as a war crime. To move forward, he said, Pakistan must take Kashmir’s case to the UNSC, under ICC Article 13(b), which empowers the UNSC to refer a crime to the prosecutor. of the ICC.
Pakistan should approach the UNSC under Chapter VII, Article 39 which is related to “threats to international peace and security” and Pakistan can also seek an advisory opinion on occupied Kashmir from the ICJ under the Charter of Nations. United Nations.