UNSC Resolution 47 is one of the resolution concerning with the Jammu and Kashmir dispute between Indian and Pakistan.
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What is the United Nations Security Council Resolution 47?
- The United Nations Security Council Resolution 47 is the compalint made by India to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on January 1948 concerning the dispute over the state of J&K between India and Pakistan.
- In October 1947, after the invasion of Pakistani soldiers in plain clothes and tribesmen in J&K, the Maharaja Hari Singh sought assistance from India and signed the Instrument of Accession.
- India then acted upon it and sent military troops to J&K and finally made a complaint to UNSC regarding the dispute in J&K. That becomes resolution 47 in UNSC documents.
Which UNSC members are overseeing the issue?
The UNSC formed the investigating council consisting of five Permanent members and six other members.
- The Permanent members include China, France, UK, US and Russia
- While the six other membersinclude Argentina, Belgium, Canada, Colombia, Syria and Ukraine
What are the UNSC orders under resolution 47?
- Withdraw tribesmen and Pakistan nationals who had entered the state for fighting.
- Prevent future intrusion
- Prevent furnishing of material aid to fighters
- After Pakistan withdrawal, India had to submit a plan for withdrawing its troop from the valley.
- The withdrawal shall be gradual until the minimum troops required to maintain the law and order in the state.
- Full freedom to all subjects of the State, regardless of creed, caste or party, to express their views
- Freedom to vote on the issue of the accession of the state.