On the Right to Self-Determination Day, the Kashmiri people urged the world powers to help them get their legitimate right to self-determination under the resolutions passed by the United Nations this day in 1949 on Kashmir.

A rally was arranged by the National Events Organising Committee comprising representatives of diverse segments of society. The speakers on the occasion said that Kashmiris observe the day on January 05 every year at both the sides of the Line of Control and rest of the world to invite the attention of the world. The day aims to exert due diplomatic and moral pressure upon India to act upon the UN resolutions on Kashmir to ensure the early grant of globally-acknowledged right. New Delhi is denying the right at the might of her over 800,000 troops in the occupied Jammu & Kashmir for 67 years, they said.

They noted that it was the obligation of the world to get implemented the U.N resolutions on Kashmir without further loss of time to ensure early grant of the birth right to Kashmiris.

The speakers included National Events Organizing Committee Chairman Amjad Iqbal, Vice Chairman Haq Nawaz, Central Traders Organisation President Sohail Shujah Mujahid and AJK Chamber of Commerce & Industry Senior Vice President Raja Khalid Mahmood.

They reiterated Kashmiris’ just and principled stance before the world that they (the Kashmir people) would continue their struggle till the achievement of the ultimate goal. They particularly highlighted the reality with the earnest demand about early grant of the right to Kashmiris.

They said that Pakistan is incomplete without its jugular vein - Kashmir. They said a strong and prosperous Pakistan is the guarantee of the freedom of Jammu Kashmir.

They pointed out that India was denying Jammu Kashmir people their right to decide their destiny in view of the fact that they believed in their safe and prosperous future through accession to Pakistan.

“India has been constantly exercising delaying tactics to escape from the peaceful resolution of Kashmir conflict in line with wishes of Kashmiris,” they observed.

They urged the international community to help Jammu & Kashmir resolve the issue only in accordance with the United Nations resolutions. No solution of the lingering global dispute sans the aspirations of the Kashmiris would be acceptable, they said.

They said the reality, that the Kashmiris were the basic and actual party to the Kashmir problem, could not be neglected.

They called upon the international community especially the United Nations to fulfill their obligations without any discrimination by ensuring the holding of free and fair plebiscite in Jammu Kashmir state. They called upon India to give matching response to Pakistan’s sincere offer for early peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.

World urged to rein in Indian barbarism


The Kashmiri people residing in Sialkot region observed the Right to Self-Determination Day against of Indian atrocities, killings and genocide in Held Kashmir.

Separate protest meetings were held at Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Uggoki, Bajwat, Pasrur, Badiana, Chawinda and surrounding areas where the Kashmiri leaders including Dr Zahid Ghani Dar, convener of Jammu and Kashmir Freedom Movement, said the sacrifices of thousands of Kashmiri martyrs would become fruitful soon. He hoped that the sun of freedom of the held valley from Indian yoke will rise soon.

He said that the Kashmiri people in Pakistan were united for the Kashmir cause, adding that India had unleashed the worst brutalities to continue its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the Kashmiris had rejected India’s illegal occupation of their motherland. He said that the people had appealed to the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir to mitigate the sufferings of the innocent people.

He said that peace could never be promoted in South Asia without solving the prolonged delayed issue of Held Kashmir. He termed Kashmir the key to peace. He urged the Pakistan government to adopt a solid policy regarding the Kashmir dispute with India. They strongly criticised the imposition of curfew in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, terming it violation of human rights.

Dar added the sacrifices of the hundreds of thousands of Kashmiri people would soon become fruitful in the shape of freedom as the issue has reached near its solution as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

He said that the freedom is the basic right of the people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir and nobody could deny the fact. He urged the world community to use its complete influence to globally pressure India for halting the large scale human rights violations, custodial killings and genocide of the oppressed Kashmiri people in Held Kashmir.

The Kashmiri leaders expressed complete solidarity with the innocent and oppressed people of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, and said that early peaceful solution to the dispute has now become vital for ensuring sustainable peace in the Subcontinent. They also expressed grave concern over the rising human rights violations in the held valley. They said that the nasty practices were enough to shake the conscience of the international community.