Islamabad, January 06 (KMS): A Right to Self Determination rally was taken out in Kotli, Azad Kashmir, in connection with the Right to Self Determination Day, when on 5th of January in 1949 the UN Security Council passed its resolution on Jammu and Kashmir pledging that the dispute would be settled through plebiscite.

A memorandum was submitted to the UN Observers Group office urging the world body to play its role in settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per its resolutions and end Indian atrocities in the occupied territory. Hundreds of people including district administration, local political leadership and civil society groups and Jammu and Kashmir Peer Panjal Peace Foundation Convener Mehmood Akhtar Qureshi participated in the rally.

Khawaja Naeem Al-Hassan, the convener of the Jammu and Kashmir Anjuman Sirat Committee, in a statement issued in Islamabad strongly denounced the arrest of more than a dozen Muslim youth by the Indian forces in Kishtwar district of Jammu region during raids. He said that the followers of Hindutva had made the lives of Muslims in Jammu districts a hell. He said that Muslim youth were frequently picked up from their houses in Kishtwar and are shifted to unknown places. He said a Muslim named Ghoni from Bhadarwa was kept behind the bars for 25 long years, which is the worst example of barbarism. He said the BJP-led fascist government in India wanted to initiate a dirty game on the pattern of 1947 massacre in the region.

He appealed to the justice-loving people of the world and human rights activists to take notice of the Indian atrocities in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the pains of humanity will be practiced on the oppressed people. On the occasion of January 5, Khwaja Naeem-ul-Hassan said that India should read the writing on wall that no nation can be defeated with cruelty.

The vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peer Panjal Freedom Movement, Qazi Muhammad Imran in a statement issued in Islamabad said that the United Nations should fulfill the promise made to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in its resolution adopted on January 5, 1949. However, he added that the world body had failed to implement it despite the passage of seven decades. He urged the UN to immediately take notice of the Indian aggression in in occupied Jammu and Kashmir adding that New Delhi has been holding the entire Kashmiri population hostage since August 5 when India abrogated Kashmir’s special status.


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