MIRPUR (AJK) - A function was held on Saturday to observe the 'right to self-determination day' held under the auspices of the National Events Organising Committee to remind the United Nations of 65-year-old resolutions on Kashmir to ensure the early grant of the right to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

NEOC Chairman and Deputy Commissioner Mirpur Gujftar Hussain chaired the ceremony which was largely attended by people from diverse segments of the society including social and political activists, journalists, lawyers, members of the business community and human rights' activists.

The ceremony was addressed by the chairman, SSP Munir Hussain, City Administrator Manshaullah, Mirpur District Bar Association President Arshad Mahmood Mallick, Committee Secretary General Altaf Hamid Rao, Muslim Conference's leader Shakoor Mughal, Tanveer Ghazi of AJK Jamaat-e-Islami, Jammu and Kashmir Human Rights Commission Chairman Humayoon Zaman Mirza, journalists Ramazan Chughtai and Khalid Choudhry. They reiterated Kashmiris resolve to continue the struggle for the achievement of their legitimate right to self-determination.

They urged the United Nations to resolve 65-year-old Jammu & Kashmir problem in accordance with its resolutions passed in 1949 on the same day. They said that no solution to the dispute against the aspirations of the Kashmiris would be acceptable to them. They said that Kashmiris are the main stakeholders and the fact could not be ignored.

In Bhimbher, a special congregation was held under the auspices of Bhimbher District National Events Organising Committee with the committee's Chairman and Deputy Commissioner Muhammad Tayyeb.

Addressing the meet, Tayyeb pointed out that India was denying Jammu and Kashmir people their right to decide their destiny in view of the fact that the people of entire Jammu & Kashmir state believe in their safe and prosperous future through accession of the state to Pakistan.

"For the very reason India is constantly using delaying tactics to escape from the peaceful resolution to Kashmir conflict in line with wishes of the Kashmiris," they added. The speakers called upon the international community especially the global forum of the United Nations to fulfill their due obligations without any discrimination by ensuring the holding of free and fair plebiscite in Jammu Kashmir state.

They also called upon India to give matching response to Pakistan's sincere offer for peaceful resolution to Kashmir issue in line with wishes of its basic stakeholders - the Jammu and Kashmir people, through composite dialogue. Meanwhile, a delegation of the civil society in Bhimbher submitted a unanimous resolution in the Bhimbher-based United Nations Observers mission for onward moving to the UN Headquarter reminding the world body for early implementation of the UN resolutions.