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India violator of international agreements, treaties: APHC.

ISLAMABAD:India has a history of violating international agreements and treaties in the last 70 years and is proving to be a major hurdle in establishment of permanent peace in South Asia.

According to the data released by All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) Azad Jammu and Kashmir chapter, in 1947 India had violated the agreed upon partition plan of the Indo-Pak Sub-continent.

India usurped the princely states of Hyderabad and Junagadh through the use of force and tried to do the same to Jammu and Kashmir. It also refused to hand over to Pakistan the agreed division of assets, both financial and military.

According to Simla Accord of 2 July, 1972, "In order to initiate the process of the establishment of a durable peace, both governments agree that in Jammu and Kashmir, the LoC (Line of Control) resulting from the ceasefire of December 1971, shall be respected by both sides without prejudice to the recognized position of either side. Neither side shall seek to alter it unilaterally, irrespective of mutual differences and legal interpretations. Both sides further undertake to refrain from the threat or use of force in violation of this Line."

However, India violated this condition almost as soon as it was signed and its army crossed the LoC setting up 6-8 posts on Pakistan's side of the line.

In 1984, India not only violated the Simla Accord but also the Karachi agreement of 1949 which defined the Ceasefire Line between Pakistan and India in Jammu and Kashmir as prevailing after the UN-brokered ceasefire of January 1949. Violating the accord, India, under the cover of "Operation Meghdoot", air lifted its forces to occupy the Siachin Glacier and its two key northern passes, Bila Fonda La and Sia La.

In 1988, India violated the Simla Accord once more by crossing the LoC and establishing 12 posts in the unoccupied Qamar sector.

The Article 25 of the Geneva Convention states: "The members of the United Nations agree to accept and carry out the decisions of the Security Council in accordance with the present charter."

India continues to violate the UN Charter and its resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir which give the Kashmiris their right to self-determination.

With such a track record, it is ironic that India seeks a global power role through a permanent seat in the Security Council while it continues to violate the UN Charter with impunity. The major powers, as a result of their own politico-military and economic compulsions, continue to ignore Indian transgression of its international commitments.

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Publication:Daily the Pak Banker (Lahore, Pakistan)
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Date:Feb 5, 2018
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