Pakistan urges UN to support struggle for self-determination of Kashmiris


Right to Self Determination Day: The Caretaker Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Murtaza Solangi has urged the United Nations to honor the promises made to the Kashmiri people and support their struggle for self-determination.

According to the media reports, Caretaker Information Minister Murtaza Solangi expressed his views in his message issued on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day. He said the people of Jammu and Kashmir await the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute as per the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council which should fulfill its commitments.

Murtaza Solangi further stated that India is trying to strengthen its grip on illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He pointed out that the recent decision of the Indian Supreme Court regarding the status of the disputed territory is the latest step in this direction. He said India is leaving no stone unturned to change the demography of illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir based on religion. He also reiterated Pakistan’s commitment to continue to support Kashmiris politically, diplomatically, and morally till they get their rightful rights and the success of their freedom struggle.

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It is to be mentioned here that the Right to Self-Determination Day is being observed by the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over with the pledge to continue their struggle till the achievement of their internationally acknowledged inalienable right. The All Parties Hurriyat Conference gave the call for observance of the day. It was on 5th January 1949 when the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future by themselves under a UN-supervised plebiscite. 

After more than 70 years, the UN has not taken any significant action to put the resolutions from August 13, 1948, and January 5, 1949, into effect. The situation in the occupied Kashmir region has gotten worse after the fascist Indian government led by Narendra Modi abolished the region’s special status on August 5, 2019. Numerous Kashmiris, such as Masarrat Aalam Butt, Chairman of the All Pakistan Kashmir Committee, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi, and Nayeem Ahmed Khan, are incarcerated in Indian jails.

To bring attention to the suffering of the Kashmiri people in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, protests, rallies, seminars, and other events are planned in every district of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Rallies have been organized by Hurriyat groups, such as Pasban-e-Hurriyat, at Shaheed Burhan Muzaffarwani Chowk in Muzaffarabad. Rallygoers will march in the direction of the UN Observer Mission Office in Muzaffarabad.

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