MIRPUR (AJK)-The Jammu & Kashmir people will observe the Accession to Pakistan Day today with the renewal of the pledge to continue the freedom struggle for the achievement of the right to self-determination.

In AJK, it would be a state holiday across the region. The people pledged to translate the idea of accession of entire Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan under the spirit of the historic resolution passed this day in 1947.

All is set to observe the day with the prime spirit to strengthen and promote the ideology of accession of entire Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan. July 19 is observed as Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan Day by the Kashmiris living either side of the line of control and other parts of the world every year with the renewal of pledge to continue the ongoing indigenous struggle for freedom of occupied Jammu Kashmir from the Indian subjugation.

The historical resolution of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan was passed by the people of the state through their then representative organization- All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference this day in 1947 in Srinagar demanding the then Dogra rulers to materialise the accession of the Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan.

“The people of Jammu Kashmir launched the struggle under the spirit of the said resolution for the liberation of their motherland from the yoke of Dogra rule and later from the unlawful and forcible hold of Indian imperialism,” said Mahmood Ahmed, the president of AJK Central Traders Organisation (Ittehad Group) and central leader of PPP AJK. “This freedom struggle of Kashmiris is continuing with full vigour for over last 69 years,” Mahmood asserted. He added the liberation movement had attained momentum after the population of Indian held Jammu Kashmir stood up launching their indigenous struggle against the long subjugation over their homeland. Special ceremonies will be held in all small and major towns and cities of Azad Jammu Kashmir during the Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan week to highlight the importance of the early implementation of the ideology of accession of Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan.

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