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UN Resolution on Kashmir, 1957

Following a breakdown in the talks over details of the plebiscite in Kashmir, the Indian Government proceeded with elections in the valley for setting up a constituent assembly. The following resolution was passed by the SC to reaffirm that such an assembly did not substitute the plebiscite.

Resolution of The Security Council

24 January 1957

The Security Council, 

Having heard statements from representatives of the Governments of India and Pakistan concerning the dispute over the State of Jammu and Kashmir, 

Reminding the Governments and authorities concerned of the principle embodied in its resolutions of 21 April 1948 (S/726), 3 June 1948 , 14 March 1950 (S/1469) and 30 March 1951 (S/2017/Rev. 1), and the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan resolutions of 13 August 1948 (S/1100, para. 75) and 5 January 1949 (S/1196, para. 15), that the final disposition of that State of Jammu and Kashmir will be made in accordance with the will of the people expressed through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of the United Nations, 

1. Reaffirms the affirmation in its resolution of 30 March 1951 and declares that the convening of a Constituent Assembly as recommended by the General Council of the ‘All Jammu and Kashmir National Conference’ and any action that Assembly may have taken or might attempt to take to determine the future shape and affiliation of the entire State or any part thereof, or action by the parties concerned in support of any such action by the Assembly, would not constitute a disposition of the State in accordance with the above principles;

2. Decides to continue its consideration of the dispute.

24 January 1957

Source: The Official Website of the Government of Pakistan

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