Resolution 98 (1952)
Adopted by the Security Council at its 611th meeting on 23 December, 1952.
(Document No. 5/2883, dated the 24th December, 1952).


THE SECURITY COUNCIL,
Recalling its resolutions, 91(1951) of 30 March 1951, its decision of 30 April 1951 and its
resolutions 96 (1951) of 10 November 1951,

Further Recalling the provisions of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan
resolutions of 13 August 1948, and 5 January 1949, which were accepted by the Governments of
India and Pakistan and which provided that the question of the accession of the State of Jammu and
Kashmir to India or Pakistan would be decided through the democratic method of a free and
impartial plebiscite conducted under the auspices of the United Nations.

Having received the third report, dated 22 April 1952, and the fourth report, dated 16 September
1952, of the United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan;

1. Endorses the general principles on which the United Nations Representative has sought to bring
about agreement between the Governments of India and Pakistan;

2. Notes with gratification that the United Nations Representative has reported that the Governments
of India and Pakistan have accepted all but two of the paragraphs of his twelve-point proposals;

3. Notes that agreement on a plan of demilitarisation of the State of Jammu and Kashmir has not
been reached because the Governments of India and Pakistan have not agreed on the whole of
paragraph 7 of the twelve- point proposals;

4. Urges the Governments of India and Pakistan to enter into immediate negotiations under the
auspices of the United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan in order to reach agreement on
the specific number of forces to remain on each side of the cease-fire line at the end of the period of
demilitarisation, this number to be between 3,000 and 6,000 armed forces remaining on the Pakistan
side of the cease-fire line and between 12,000 and 18,000 armed forces remaining on the India side
of the cease-line, as suggested by the United Nations Representative in his proposals of 16 July
1952, such specific numbers to be arrived at bearing in mind the principles or criteria contained in
paragraph 7 of the United Nations Representative's proposal of 4 September 1952;

5. Records its gratitude to the United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan for the great
efforts which he has made to achieve a settlement and requests him to continue to make his services
available to the Governments of India and Pakistan to this end;

5. Requests the Governments of India and Pakistan to report to the Security Council not later than
thirty days from the date of the adoption of this resolution;

6. Requests the United Nations Representative for India and Pakistan to keep the Security Council
informed of any progress.

The Security Council voted on this Resolution on 23-12-52 with the following result:
In favour: Brazil, China, France, Greece, Netherlands, Turkey, U.K. and U.S.A.
Against: None
Abstaining: U.S.S.R.
One Member (Pakistan) did not participate in the voting.


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