Hurriyat Conference (G) chairman Syed Ali Geelani today said New Delhi could not deny the legitimacy and authenticity of the UN Resolutions as "these stand witness that political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided."
"UN resolutions form basics of and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of issue as per aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir," Geelani, in a statement today, said,
Commenting on the resolution passed on January 5, 1949, Geelani said, "Even after seven decades these resolutions are a viable and provide a peaceful and durable solution to this vexed and long standing issue." Expressing his dismay over the role of UNO, Geelani said, "it was painful that this institution failed to implement its resolutions."
Commenting on the responsibilities of the UN, Geelani said, "though they have done a commendable job in the fields of poverty, malnutrition and social issues, but it is unfortunate that it couldn't contain the arrogant forces like India which is trampling all ethics in Jammu and Kashmir. Suppressed people are losing their faith in this institution and they are forced to adopt other means of resistance which may have drastic repercussions."
"January 5, 1949 resolution is a clear binding on both India and Pakistan to fulfill their commitment of resolving Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspiration of the people through a peaceful referendum," Geelani said. Citing the examples and procedures adopted in Croatia, East Timor and South Sudan, Geealani said, "If UN can settle these issues, what is the reason that the longest pending issue is ignored and brushed under carpet. Non-resolution of Kashmir is bone of contention between the two nuclear powers and if UN fails to play its role in solving this grave human issue not only Indo-Pak subcontinent but global peace and stability is under severe threat which may culminate in the world's biggest human catastrophe."