Srinagar, January 05, 2019 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the Chairman of Hurriyat forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, has urged the international community to fulfill its commitment and hold promised plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq said this in a tweet on the occasion of the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-determination Day.
Kashmiris on both sides of the line of Control and the world over observe the 5th January as Right to Self-Determination Day. On this day in 1949, the United Nations Security Council adopted a resolution, acknowledging the Kashmiris’ right of self-determination. The Mirwaiz said that it had been 70 years since the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution for a referendum in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Today on 5th Jan 1949, it’s 70 years since UN Security Council passed the resolution to give the people of J and K the universally accepted right to decide their future through UN sponsored plebiscite,” he wrote. “As we suffer forcible control and lose generation after generation to the dispute, we urge the world community to fulfill that commitment and hold the promised referendum,” he added.
Meanwhile, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq also welcomed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan, on Kashmir during his interaction with the Turkish President, Reccip Tayyip Erdogan. A statement issued after the meeting between Imran Khan and Reccip Tayyip Erdogan, the two countries underscored the need for resolution of the Kashmir dispute through a sustained dialogue process and in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. The Mirwaiz said that Turkey also had always been a strong supporter of right to self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir and an active member of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir.
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