Kashmir: (Kashmiris observe right to self-determination day)

ISLAMABAD: Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and the world over observed right to self-determination day on Tuesday with renewal of the pledge to continue their struggle till the achievement of their legitimate right to self-determination.

The day dawned with special prayers for liberation of Occupied Kashmir from illegal Indian occupation and prosperity and development of Pakistan and Azad Kashmir.

In Muzaffarabad, a rally was taken out from central press club under the auspices of Kashmir liberation cell. Addressing the rally Kashmiri leaders and intellectuals urged International community to play its effective role in having Kashmir issue resolved in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people under UNSC resolutions.

Speakers strongly condemned the massive human rights violation by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir. They said India could not crush the indigenous struggle of Kashmiris by state terrorism.

Later the participants of the rally presented a memorandum to UN Observers Mission, demanding of the UN Secretary General to play his due role for implementing the resolutions on Kashmir.

In Mirpur, a rally was also held to observe the Right of Self-Determination Day at the District Courts premises.

The rally began from Deputy Commissioner’s Office and passed through Allama Iqbal Road and terminated at Chowk Shaheeda, where speakers addressed the participants and different resolutions were presented which were passed unanimously.

The procession was taken out which later converged into the special ceremony at the same premises under the auspices of the District National Events Organizing Committee. Speakers highlighted the significance of the day.

The participants of the rally, through the resolutions, demanded of the United Nations to fully implement its resolutions of 5 January 1949 and grant the right of Self-determination to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.