India changing Kashmir demographics by resettling non-locals, says Pakistan

Islamabad: Pakistan has accused India of settling non-Kashmiris in the state in an attempt to change the demographic composition of the region.

 India changing Kashmir demographics by resettling non-locals, says Pakistan

Pakistan has accused the state and central governments of resettling non-locals in Kashmir. PTI file image

Foreign Office spokesman Nafees Zakaria made the allegations at the weekly press briefing here on Thursday. "Reportedly, PDP-BJP regime, in violation of UNSC Resolutions, has started issuing domicile certificates to non-Kashmiri Hindus in Jammu. The move is part of the regime's nefarious designs to change the demographic composition of the territory," he said.

"This act of bringing material change in the disputed territory of Jammu & Kashmir is a blatant violation of UNSC Resolutions on Kashmir. Kashmiris hope that the international community and relevant international organisations will call India to the account," he alleged.

He said that at an International European Kashmir Conference in Denmark last month, representatives of 500 political and social organisations and NGOs adopted a declaration, inter alia, seeking release of arrested people.

Updated Date: Dec 22, 2016 17:01:10 IST