Kashmiris’ resolve to continue struggle for right to self-determination reaffirmed

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 In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, APHC leaders have reaffirmed the Kashmiris pledge to continue their struggle for right to self-determination, come what may.

On the eve of anniversary of adoption of right to self-determination resolution by the United Nations Security Council on 5th January in 1949, senior APHC leader Nayeem Ahmad Khan, who is detained in New Delhi’s Tihar jail, in a statement termed the implementation of the UN proposed road-map as the most feasible solution to the Kashmir dispute. He said that for more than seven decades, India’s belligerent military occupation and its policy of deceit, deception and fraud has been major hurdles in the way of peaceful settlement to the long-drawn Kashmir conflict.

“Now is the time for the UN Security Council to take effective cognizance of India’s brutal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir and its devastating impacts and play its due role in the implementation of the historic resolution, which guarantees right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir” he added. Nayeem stressed that given the extremely volatile situation in the restive region it was imperative that the global community should exert pressure on India to resolve the dispute peacefully.

APHC leader Shabbir Ahmed Dar while remembering the historical importance of 5th January questioned the reliability and credibility of United Nations especially after it has failed in implementing its eighteen resolutions on Kashmir. “The resolution of 5th January is testimony to the fact that Kashmir issue is unfinished agenda of 1947 partition of Subcontinent. Now is the time that UN takes serious steps for implementing its resolution and does justice with the oppressed and subjugated people of Kashmir.”

APHC leader, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War, in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute was a nuclear flash point and posed constant potential threat to nuclear war between Pakistan and India which can engulf entire world at any point of time.

APHC leader Abdul Samad Inqilabi deplored that the UN could not implement its own resolutions on Kashmir despite passage of more than seven decades.

Muhammad Farooq Rehmani APHC-AJK Convener, said that the time is running fast and the United Nations is coming of age without implementing its own resolutions on the future of Jammu and Kashmir. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani said that the UNCIP resolutions like UN Charter were still relevant, only lack of political will and determination among the members of the Security Council were hindrance to their implementation. He castigated India for not abiding by her promises and launching ethnic cleansing in Jammu and Kashmir.

APHC-AJK leader Mehmood Ahmad Saghar appealed to the UN Secretary General to impress upon India to implement the UN’s 5th January 1949 resolution that pledges the right to self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir. While highlighting the importance of the resolution he said that the UN through this historic resolution acknowledged Kashmiris’ legitimate rights and laid a solid basis for the peaceful resolution of the conflict.

APHC-AJK leader, Altaf Ahmed Butt, talking to media in Islamabad said it’s high time the United Nations and P5 put pressure on India to implement the UN resolution of 5th January 1949 on Kashmir, and start the process of holding plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. He said India has not only backtracked from the promises it made with the people of Kashmir but also with the international community.

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