The people of Kashmir on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and around the globe are observing the Right to Self-Determination Day today with a renewed pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its ultimate goal.
Today is being observed in connection with a resolution passed by the United Nations (UN) Security Council on January 5–1949 which supports the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future by themselves through UN-sponsored plebiscite.
A large number of activities including rallies, seminars and conferences will be organised around the globe to remind the United Nations (UN) for implementing its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute and save Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities.
As per to Kashmir Media Service (KMS), Hurriyet leaders and organizations have called upon the United Nations (UN) and the international community to fulfil their promise by granting Kashmiris their basic right of self-determination.
Dr. Arif Alvi, The President of Pakistan said in his message the international community cannot shy away from their responsibility in guaranteeing a free and fair plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.
The president said in his message on the occasion of Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day that “The right to self-determination is a essential component of human dignity,”
He further added that “The negation of this right is the negation of human freedom, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and UN Human Rights Covenants,”
The Prime Minister Imran Khan appealed the international community to take action against the well-documented human rights violations committed by India, as completing the 72 years today since the United Nations’ guarantee in 1949 for the right to self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The Premier said via Twitter account in the backdrop of January 5, 1949, that despite sufferings of 73 years inflicted on them by brutal Indian Occupation forces, generations after generations of the Kashmiri people remain steadfast in the demand for their inalienable right to self-determination.
The PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan stands unequivocally with the Kashmiri people in their struggle for freedom, noting that their self-detemination right is guaranteed under the United Nations (UN) Charter and by the UNSC.
Pakistan stands unequivocally with the people of Kashmir in their struggle for freedom from the tyranny of one of the “most ruthless, inhumane & illegal Occupation in modern history”, PM Imran Khan added
The Premier further added that Pakistan calls on the international community to take action against the well-documented human rights violations being committed with impunity by Indian Occupation forces against innocent Kashmiri men, women & children and also to ensure Kashmiris get their right to self-determination.
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