Pakistan on Friday assailed Indian attempts to rig elections in held Jammu and Kashmir.
“The latest announcement of permitting even temporary residents in the occupied territory, including outside workforce and security personnel, to register as “voters” is a clear manifestation of the treacherous Indian design to influence the outcome of ‘so-called’ elections in the IIOJK,” the foreign office said in a statement released on Friday.
The statement goes on to outline Indian moves aimed at transforming the Muslim majority of the region into a minority. “Pakistan reiterates its complete rejection of India’s entire litany of steps aimed at turning the Muslim majority in IIOJK into a minority — including the formulation of the so-called ‘Delimitation’ Commission and its baseless report, the issuance of fake Kashmiri domiciles to millions of outsiders, and changes in the property laws. Despite its reprehensible measures that have followed the illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, India will not be able to break the will of the Kashmiri people or to mislead the world community.”
The FO concluded the statement by urging the international community to take notice of Indian actions in the occupied territory.