THE INDIA-PAKISTAN QUESTION, SUBMITTED BY THE REPRESENTATIVES OF CUBA, NORWAY, UNITED KINGDOM AND UNITED STATES AND ADOPTED BY THE SECURITY COUNCIL ON MARCH 14, 1950.
NO. S/1469), DATED THE 14TH MARCH 1950)
received and noted the reports of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan establishing its resolutions 39 (1948)
of 20 January and 47 (1948) of 21 April 1948, Having also received and noted the report of General A. G. L. McNaughton on
the outcome of his discussions with the representatives of India and Pakistan which were initiated in pursuance of the decision
taken by the Security Council on December 17, l949.
the Governments of India and Pakistan for their statesman like action in reaching the agreements embodied in the United Nations
Commission's resolutions of August 13, 1948 and January 5, 1949 for a cease-fire, for the demilitarization of the State of
Jammu and Kashmir and for the determination of its final disposition in accordance with the will of the people through the
democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite, and commending the parties in particular for their action in partially
implementing these Resolutions by
cessation of hostilities effected January 1, 1949,
establishment of a cease-fire line on July 27, 1949,
agreement that Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz shall be Plebiscite Administrator.
that the resolution of the outstanding difficulties be based upon the substantial measure of agreement of fundamental principles
already reached and that steps should be taken forthwith for the demilitarization of the State and for the expeditious determination
of its future in accordance with the freely expressed will of the inhabitants.
upon the Governments of India and Pakistan
to make immediate arrangements, without prejudice to their rights or claims and with due regard to the requirements of law
and order, to prepare and execute within a period of five months from the date of this resolution a program of demilitarization
on the basis of the principles of paragraph 2 of
McNaughton proposal or of such modifications of those principles as may be mutually agreed;
to appoint a United Nations Representative for the following purposes who shall have authority to perform his functions in
such place or places as he may deem appropriate; to assist in the preparation and to supervise the implementation of the program
of demilitarization referred to above and to interpret the agreements reached by the parties for demilitarization; to place
himself at the disposal of the Governments of India and Pakistan and to place before those Governments or the Security Council
any suggestions which, in his opinion, are likely to contribute to the expeditious and enduring
of the dispute which has arisen between the two Governments in regard to the State of Jammu and Kashmir;
exercise all of the powers and responsibilities devolving upon the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan by reason
of existing resolutions of the Security Council and by reason of the agreement of the parties embodied in the Resolutions
of the United Nations Commission of August 13, 1948 and January 5, 1949;
arrange at the appropriate stage of demilitarization for the assumption by the Plebiscite Administrator of the functions assigned
to the latter under agreements made between the parties;
report to the Security Council as he may consider necessary, submitting his conclusions and any recommendations which he may
desire to make;
the two Governments to take all necessary precautions to ensure that their agreements regarding the cease-fire line continue
to be faithfully observed, and calls upon them to take all possible measures to ensure the creation and maintenance of an
atmosphere favorable to the promotion of further negotiations;
its best thanks to the members of the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan
and to General A.G. L. Mc Naughton for their arduous and fruitful labors;
that the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan shall be terminated, and decides that this shall take place
one month after both parties have informed the United Nations representative of their acceptance of the transfer to him of
the powers and responsibilities of the United Nations Commission referred to in paragraph 2(c) above.
Security Council voted on this Resolution on 14-3-1950 with the following result:
favor: China, Cuba, Ecuador,
Egypt, France, Norway,
U.K., and U.S.A.
India, and Yugoslavia.