Alluding to India’s plan to resettle thousands of Hindus in separate townships in the Muslim-majority region of Kashmir as unacceptable, Pakistan has said that the new plan laid out by India is a violation of UN Security Council resolutions.
Speaking at a regular briefing in Pakistan on April 30, Tasneem Aslam, Pakistani government spokeswoman, said, “Any effort to create special dedicated townships or zones, or any other step to alter the demographic make-up of Jammu and Kashmir, is in violation of the U.N. Security Council resolutions. She added, “We have already seen how the people of Jammu and Kashmir are resisting it.”
Earlier in April 2015, the Indian government had said that it planned to resettle thousand of Hindus in three recently developed townships in Kashmir. A move, in which nearly 200,000 to 300,000 Hindus, who had left the valley after an armed revolt erupted in 1989, are planned to be brought back to their homes by the India’s Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government.
Ms Aslam indirectly referred to the recent protests carried out by Kashmiri separatists, and said that people are not happy with the government’s recent decision. Meanwhile, the separatists say that the plan for developing a township for Hindus is an Israel-style policy of creating settlements in occupied territory.
Nearly 100,000 people have been killed in several separatist revolts in the valley, which India says, has been supported and financed by Pakistan. However, Pakistan denies any such accusations and says that it has just been giving them diplomatic and moral support, especially to those who have been abused by the Indian Army.
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