10TH NOVEMBER, 1951

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*RESOLUTION 96 (1951) CONCERNING THE INDIA-PAKISTAN QUESTION ADOPTED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON 10TH NOVEMBER, 1951. (DOCUMENT NO. S/2392, DATED THE 10TH NOVEMBER, 1951).

THE SECURITY COUNCIL,

Having received and noted the report of Dr. Frank Graham, the United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan, on his mission initiated by the Security Council resolution 91 (1951) of 30 March 1951, and having heard Dr. Graham's address to the Council of 18 October 1951,

Noting with approval the basis for a program of demilitarization which could be carried out in conformity with the previous undertakings of the parties, put forward by the United Nations Representative in his communication of 7 September, 1951, to the Prime Ministers of India and Pakistan,

  1. Notes with gratification the declared agreement of the two parties to those parts of Dr. Graham's proposals which reaffirm their determination to work for a peaceful settlement, their will to observe the cease-fire agreement and their acceptance of the principle that the accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir should be determined by a free and impartial plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations;

  2. Instructs the United Nations Representative to continue his efforts to obtain agreement of the parties on a plan for effecting the demilitarization of the State of Jammu and Kashmir;

  3. Calls upon the parties to co-operate with the United Nations Representative to the fullest degree in his efforts to resolve the outstanding points of difference between them;

  4. Instructs the United Nations Representative to report to the Security Council on his efforts, together with his views concerning the problems confided to him, not later than six weeks after this resolution comes into effect.


*The Security Council voted on this Resolution on 10-11-1951 with the following result:-

In favor: **Brazil, China, **Ecuador, France, **Netherlands, **Turkey, U.K., U.S.A., and **Yugoslavia.

Against: None.

Abstaining: India, and U.S.S.R.

**Non-Permanent Members of the Security Council.

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