UN to study reports about India’s attempt to rig polls in IIOJK


The United Nations is set to study reports about Modi government’s attempts of rigging the upcoming elections in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Responding to a question at the daily news briefing in New York about permitting temporary residents in the Muslim-majority IIOJK to register as voters, Secretary-General’s Deputy Spokesman Farhan Aziz Haq said the matter would “need to be studied”. “But,” he added, “the basic principle that we followed is that for any disputes, it’s important to make sure that all of the communities feel being fairly treated and fairly represented.”

It is to mention here that the chief electoral officer of IIOJK, Hirdesh Kumar, on Wednesday announced that non-locals living ordinarily could register their Names in the voting list. The new voters would include Indians temporarily residing in the region, mainly Indian military personnel, government and private sector employees, and migrant workers.

It is to mention here that till August 05, 2019, when Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government unilaterally and unconstitutionally repealed the special status of IIOJK by abrogating the Articles 370 and 35A, voting rights in the territory were restricted to its permanent residents only.—INP


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