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Resolution 211

The India-Pakistan Question


Resolution 211 (1965) of 20 September 1965
The Security Council,

Having considered the reports of the Secretary-General on his consultations with the Governments of India and
Commending the Secretary-General for his unrelenting efforts in furtherance of the objectives of Security
Council resolutions 209 (1965) and 210 (1965) of 4 and 6 September 1965,
Having heard the statements of the representatives of India and Pakistan,
Noting the differing replies by the parties to an appeal for a cease-fire as set out in the report of the
Secretary-General, but noting further with concern that no cease-fire has yet come into being,
Convinced that an early cessation of hostilities is essential as a first step towards a peaceful settlement
of the outstanding differences between the two countries on Kashmir and other related matters,
1. Demands that a cease-fire should take effect on Wednesday, 22 September 1965, at 0700 hours GMT, and calls
upon both Governments to issue orders for a cease-fire at that moment and a subsequent withdrawal of all armed
personnel to the positions held by them before 5 August 1965;
2. Requests the Secretary-General to provide the necessary assistance to ensure supervision of the ceasefire
and the withdrawal of all armed personnel;
3. Calls on all States to refrain from any action which might aggravate the situation in the area;
4. Decides to consider, as soon as paragraph 1 of Council resolution 210 (1965) has been implemented, what
steps could be taken to assist towards a settlement of the political problem underlying the present conflict,
and in the meantime calls on the two Governments to utilize all peaceful means, including those listed in
Article 33 of the Charter of the United Nations, to this end;
5. Requests the Secretary-General to exert every possible effort to give effect to the present resolution,
to seek a peaceful solution, and to report to the Security Council thereon.

Adopted at the 1242nd meeting by 10 votes to none, with 1 abstention (Jordan).

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