Security Council resolution 122 (1957) [The India-Pakistan Question]

122 (1957). Resolution of 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 47 (1948) of 21 April 1948, 51 (1948) of 3 June 1948, 80 (1950) of 14 March 1950 and 91 (1951) of 30 March 1951, and the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan resolutions of 13 August 1948[1] and 5 January 1949,[2] that the final disposition of the 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 91 (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 principle;

2. Decides to continue its consideration of the dispute.

Adopted at the 765th meeting by 10 votes to none, with 1 abstention (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics).


1 Ibid., Third Year, Supplement for November 1948, document S/1100, para. 75.

2 Ibid., Fourth Year, Supplement for January 1949, document S/1196, para. 15.


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