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106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
H. RES. 227

Expressing the sense of the Congress in opposition to the Government of 
 Pakistan's support for armed incursion into Jammu and Kashmir, India.


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                    IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                             June 29, 1999

    Mr. Gilman (for himself, Mr. Gejdenson, Mr. Brown of Ohio, Mr. 
 Greenwood, Mr. Ackerman, Mr. McCollum, Mr. Blagojevich, Mr. Pallone, 
Mr. Stearns, Mr. Franks of New Jersey, Mr. Rush, Mr. Meeks of New York, 
   Mr. Wexler, Mr. Menendez, and Ms. Eddie Bernice Johnson of Texas) 
submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee 
                       on International Relations

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                               RESOLUTION


 
Expressing the sense of the Congress in opposition to the Government of 
 Pakistan's support for armed incursion into Jammu and Kashmir, India.

Whereas the United States has a vital interest in ensuring stability in South 
        Asia, reducing tensions between India and Pakistan, and preventing the 
        spread of terrorism;
Whereas Pakistani-backed armed forces and, reportedly Pakistani regulars, have 
        crossed from Pakistan into Jammu and Kashmir, India, and occupied Indian 
        military positions that were temporarily abandoned for the winter 
        season;
Whereas this incursion has the financial and military support of Pakistan;
Whereas Pakistan's strategy is to support the armed incursion into Kashmir and 
        renegotiate the Line of Control;
Whereas the Indian armed forces have been forced into action to defend the 
        territory on the Indian side of the Line of Control and push the 
        terrorists and Pakistani military forces out;
Whereas Pakistani armed forces, reportedly, are involved in these incursions;
Whereas the actions by Pakistan are contrary to the Lahore Declaration, an 
        agreement between India and Pakistan to promote regional stability, 
        peace, and security in South Asia;
Whereas the forces include well-trained and heavily armed Afghans and Pakistanis 
        associated with Osama bin Laden, the Harkat-ul-Mujahideen, and the 
        Government of Pakistan; and
Whereas the Group of Eight (comprised of the United States, France, Germany, 
        Italy, United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, and Russia) on June 20, 1999, 
        called for an immediate end to the hostilities, restoration of the Line 
        of Control, full respect in the future for the Line of Control, and 
        resumption of the dialogue between India and Pakistan in the spirit of 
        the Lahore Declaration: Now, therefore, be it
    Resolved, That it is the sense of the House of Representatives--
            (1) that it should be the policy of the United States to 
        oppose the Government of Pakistan's support for armed incursion 
        into Jammu and Kashmir, India;
            (2) that it should be the policy of the United States to 
        support the immediate withdrawal of intruding forces supported 
        by Pakistan from the Indian side of the Line of Control, to 
        urge the reestablishment and future respect for the Line of 
        Control, and to encourage all sides to end the fighting and 
        exercise restraint;
            (3) that it should be the policy of the United States to 
        encourage both India and Pakistan to adhere to the principles 
        of the Lahore Declaration.
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