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Kashmiris observe Right to Self-Determination Day

Srinagar, January 05, 2013 (PPI-OT): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed the Right to Self-determination Day, today, to remind the world community that the UN resolutions on Kashmir remain unimplemented even after the passage of over six decades.

On this day in 1949, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution, acknowledging the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination.Addressing a seminar of his forum in Srinagar over telephone from New Delhi, the veteran Kashmiri Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, said that the Kashmir dispute could be resolved by implementing the relevant UN resolutions.

However, he deplored that India’s continued intransigence had remained an impediment in the implementation of these resolutions. He called upon the international community to impress upon New Delhi to resolve the lingering dispute as per the Kashmiris’ aspirations. The seminar was chaired by Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai and addressed among others by Ghulam Nabi Sumjhi, Muhammad Shafi Reshi and Muhammad Shafi Lone.

The APHC Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Syed Ali Gilani, Nayeem Ahmed Khan and Zafar Akbar Butt in their statements paid glowing tributes to over 50 Kashmiris who were killed by Indian troops in Sopore town on January 06, 1993. They said that the martyrs’ sacrifices, which had centre-staged the Kashmir dispute at the global level, would not be allowed to go waste. Syed Ali Gilani has given a call for shutdown in Sopore, tomorrow.

Hurriyet leaders Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Yasmeen Raja, Zafar Akbar Butt, Mukthar Ahmad Waza, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Farida Behenji and Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in their separate statements appealed to the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir.

In Islamabad, participants of a seminar organised by the APHC-AJK chapter said that the UN resolutions provided legal basis to the Kashmiris’ struggle for right to self-determination. The speakers included the AJK Prime Minister, Chaudhry Abdul Majeed, Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan and Sardar Khalid Ibraheem while the APHC-AJK Convenor, Mahmood Ahmed Saghar, presided over the seminar.

On the other hand, a woman constable of Indian police committed suicide by hanging herself from a ceiling fan at her residence in Dudasan Bala area of Rajouri district. This raised the number of such deaths among the Indian police personnel and troops in the occupied territory to 256 since January 2007.

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