Resolution 96 (1951)
Concerning the India-Pakistan question adopted by the Security Council on
10th November, 1951.
(Document No. 5/2392, 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 programme of demilitarisation 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,

Notes with gratification the declared agreement of the two parties to those parties 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 i)f 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 demilitarisation of the State of Jammu and Kashmir;

3. Calls upon the parties to co-operate with the United Nations Representative to lie 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 his efforts, together
with this 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 10-11-51 with the following result:
In favour: Brazil, China, Ecuador, France, Netherlands, Turkey, U.K., U.S.A. and
Yugoslavia
Against, None
Abstaining: India and U.S.S.R.


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