Kashmiris observe right to self-determination day
Islamabad, Jan 5: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over Tuesday observed the right to self-determination day with renewed pledge to continue the liberation struggle till its logical end.
It was on this day in 1949, that the United Nations adopted a resolution, giving Kashmiris the right to decide their future by themselves.
The day also reminds the world that the UN resolutions on Kashmir remained un-implemented even after the passage of more than six decades.
Call for the observance of the day was given by the Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, who urged India to create a conducive atmosphere for the resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with aspirations of Kashmiris.
Umar and veteran Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani said the Kashmir issue solution is vital for sustainable peace in South Asia.
A joint session of AJK parliament comprising legislative assembly and AJK council in Muzaffarabad was the hallmark of the Day.
In AJK, public rallies, special gatherings and processions were held in all nine district headquarters of the state where speakers reiterated Kashmiris principled stance before the world that they (Jammu Kashmir people) would continue their struggle for right of self determination till its achievement.
Muhammad Sidique, Central Coordination Secretary All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference and former Chairman MDA said Kashmiris were main party to the Kashmir problem, and this reality could not be ignored.
In Mirpur the rally was held at District Court premises. Later a procession was taken out and converged at the Kashmir Press Club hall under the auspices of the District National Events Organizing Committee.
The day was also observed in London where a seminar was organized by the Executive Director of Kashmir Centre London, Nazir Ahmad Shawl.
British councillors, journalists and the Kashmiris attended the meeting.
In his comments, Prof Shawl said right of Self-determination day was a reminder to the United Nations to fulfil its obligation towards people of Jammu and Kashmir.
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