Srinagar, January 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, India’s unrelenting military siege has completed 17 months since it was imposed on August 05 in 2019, pushing the territory into Stone Age.

An analytical report released by Kashmir Media Service on the occasion said that the military siege has created a sense of fear and terror among the Kashmiri people as India has converted IIOJK into world’s largest prison particularly from the past 17 months.

The report said that while 8 million Kashmiris continue to simmer under inhuman military siege, 305 fell to the Indian bullets since August 05, 2019. Over 95,700 Kashmiris killed by Indian troops from Jan 1989 till date. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held outside the UN Observer’s Office in Islamabad on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day, today.

The protest was organized by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Kashmir chapter. Apart from Hurriyat leaders, a large number of Kashmiris and Pakistanis living in Islamabad and Rawalpindi also took part in the protest.

The demonstrators held banners and placards with slogans reading:”Let the United Nations implement its resolutions on Kashmir” and “Give Kashmiris their birthright, right to self-determination”. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): As the Right to Self-Determination Day is being observed today, for the people of Jammu and Kashmir, President Dr. Arif Alvi has reminded the United Nations to honour its commitment which was made 72 years ago.

“The right to self-determination is a vital component of human dignity,” the president said in his message on the occasion of Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day.

“The negation of this right is the negation of human freedom, Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and UN Human Rights Covenants,” he added. »

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Washington, D.C., January 05 (KMS): The World Kashmir Awareness Forum (WKAF) led by Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai has said that on January 5, 1949, the United Nations Commission on India and Pakistan (UNCIP) affirmed Kashmir’s right to self-determination through a free and fair plebiscite but more than seven decades later, India’s brutal military occupation has continuously denied the Kashmiris this right.

The WKAF said this in a statement issued on the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day, today.

It said today, the situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir is existential. It said, with 100,000 civilian deaths, 10,000 missing and civic, political and economic life critically suppressed, the people of IIOJK are on the brink of genocide.

“In a further escalation of oppressive tactics, in 2019, India imposed the longest internet blackout ever in a democracy, while engineering laws that are forcibly grabbing land and changing the demographics of the region in favor of Indian settler colonies. As recently as November 2020, India has carried out surprise raids against non-governmental organizations (NGOs), media outlets, human rights activists, political opponents and journalists,” it said.

The statement said on the Kashmiris’ Right to Self-Determination Day, the (WKAF) strongly condemns India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, and the human rights violations resulting from it.

“73 years of oppression and terror have not weakened the Kashmiris’ commitment to self-determination. It is the responsibility of all nations who uphold democracy and human rights to champion our cause. The WKAF is hopeful that the new Biden-Harris administration will take the lead in this vital work,” it added.

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): Prime Minister Imran Khan, while reiterating Pakistan’s strong and steadfast support for the Kashmiri people of Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) till realization of their inalienable right to self-determination, has reminded the international community, especially the United Nations Security Council, of the imperative of honouring its commitment in this regard.

“Being a direct party to the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, Pakistan will continue to underscore the imperative of holding a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions, ” the prime minister said in a message on the occasion of Kashmiris’ Right to Self-determination Day being observed today. »

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Rawalpindi, January 05 (KMS): Pakistan Army has expressed complete solidarity with resilient and brave Kashmiri brethren till realization of their just cause in accordance with their aspirations and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

This resolve was expressed at 238th Corps Commanders’ Conference held in Rawalpindi, today (Tuesday), with Army Chief General Qamar Javed Bajwa in the chair. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has reiterated Pakistan’s resolve to continue extending political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris’ just struggle for right to self-determination.

Speaking in the Senate this afternoon, he said we have to give a clear and strong message to our Kashmiri brethren and the international community that Pakistan will stand by the people of Kashmir till settlement of the Kashmir dispute in light of the UN resolutions. »

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Srinagar, January 05 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations including All Parties Hurriyat Conference have called upon the United Nations to save South Asia from turning into a nuclear flashpoint and impending catastrophe by resolving the Kashmir dispute as per its Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

The APHC General Secretary Molvi Bashir Ahmad on the completion of 72 years of the adoption of January 5, 1949 UN Security Council resolution, today, granting the people of Jammu and Kashmir the right to self-determination, urged the UN to ensure the grant of right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people like it ensured it in East Timor and Southern Sudan. He pointed out that any illegal and immoral action by India cannot impact these resolutions. He said that the silence maintained by the World Body over the sufferings of the Kashmiri people was beyond comprehension. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): The Senate of Pakistan today unanimously passed a resolution condemning the grave human rights violations by Indian troops in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The opposition leader, Raja Zafarul Haq moved the resolution which demanded an immediate release of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader, Aasiya Andrabi, who is illegally detained in New Delhi’s Tihar Jail.

Those who participated in the discussion include Raja Zafarul Haq, Sherry Rehman, Musaddik Malik, Ayesha Raza Farooq and Mian Attique Sheikh. »

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Islamabad, January 05 (KMS): Information Minister, Shibli Faraz, has urged the international community to shun its silence on the Indian crimes against humanity in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

In his tweets on Tuesday, he said the 5th January reminds us that the UN resolution accepting the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris has yet not been implemented.

The Information Minister said Prime Minister, Imran Khan, being an advocate and ambassador of Kashmiris is forcefully pleading the case of valiant Kashmiri people at all international forums and unmasking the evil face of India. »

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