Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and around the world commemorate Right to Self-Determination Day with a fresh commitment to continue their liberation struggle until it is successfully completed.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has issued a plea for the day to be observed.
The day will be observed with a number of events, such as protest marches, rallies, seminars, and conferences in Pakistan, Azad Jammu and Kashmir, India’s unlawfully occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and all of the major world capitals.
The UN will be reminded that in order to protect Kashmiris against Indian atrocities, it must put its pertinent resolutions into effect and resolve the Kashmir dispute.
On this date in 1949, the UN Security Council adopted a resolution in favor of the Kashmiris’ right to determine their own future through a plebiscite under UN supervision.
This resolution provides the base for settlement of the lingering dispute, but India’s continued intransigent attitude has been an impediment in the way of achieving this objective.
Meanwhile, in Srinagar and other parts of the Kashmir valley, posters have started to appear pleading with the UN to settle the Kashmir dispute in accordance with its resolution from 5 January 1949.