MIRPUR (AJK)-Amidst full-throat slogans, mammoth public rallies were taken out to observe the Right to Self-Determination Day here on Friday.

The participants vehemently condemned the threatening tone of abnormal US President Donald Trump towards Pakistan. They warned that the people of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir would respond to every aggressive posture of Washington and New Delhi against Pakistan or AJK with the same coin shoulder to shoulder the valiant armed forces of Pakistan for the defence of every inch of the motherland.

"The people of Jammu and Kashmir will not hesitate from giving any sacrifice for the defence, stability, sovereignty and security of the ideological and geographical frontiers of Pakistan including AJK in case of any aggression from across the frontiers including the Line of Control in Jammu and Kashmir.

The rally, participated by thousands of people belonging to all spheres of life, called upon the civilised comity of nations of the world besides the United Nations (UN) to take immediate note of the recent non-serious, irresponsible, unwarranted and uncalled for aggressive posture of Trump towards Pakistan through his recent tweet. The reported follow-up sanctions imposed on Pakistan by Washington are merely aimed to mislead the external world about its failure in its longest war in Afghanistan and to appease its stooge in South Asia - India, the speakers said.

The rally was taken out to observe the day which the people of Jammu & Kashmir inhibiting both sides of the line of control and remaining parts of the world observe with the renewal of the pledge to continue the struggle with full vigour till the achievement of their legitimate right. The right was committed and enshrined through the historic UN resolutions on Kashmir passed the day in 1949 by the world community.

The day reiterates the long cherished demand of the Kashmiris that they should be granted their birth right to decide about their destiny under the spirit of the internationally-acknowledged UN resolutions.

The Kashmiris observe the day every year to invite the attention of the world especially to remind United Nations to immediately move for implementation of January 5, 1949 UN resolutions on Kashmir to ensure early grant of Internationally-acknowledged right to self determination to the people of Jammu & Kashmir enabling them to decide about their destine through a free and fair plebiscite in the disputed state of Jammu and Kashmir without further loss of time.

In Azad Jammu Kashmir the public rallies, special meetings and seminars in all district headquarters, State's metropolis, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur, Rawalakot and other places were the hallmark of the day. In these special mass public rallies speakers highlighted the importance of the early grant of the right to self-determination to the people.

In Mirpur, a mammoth public rally was participated by all segments of the civil society including social, political and religious parties workers, lawyers, journalists, human rights activists, business community members, students, government employees, workers of various private and autonomous bodies. It was taken out from the District Court premises under the auspices of the National Events Organising Committee (NEOC).

The rally passed through Kashmir Press Club Road, Mian Muhammad Road, Allama Iqbal Road and culminated at central Shaheed Chowk. Through various unanimously-passed resolutions, the rally reiterated Kashmiris' just and principled stance before the world that they would continue their struggle for right to self-determination till the achievement of the ultimate goal.

The rally strongly condemned the repeated violation of the Line of Control and the working boundary by India through the frequent incidents of the unprovoked firing by the Indian troops in AJK and the Working Boundary. They called upon the UN and other international powers to take immediate note of the increased aggressive designs of India in the region.