In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have
said that 19th July is an important day in
the history of Kashmir when on this day in 1947 the Kashmiri people had attached their future with Pakistan.
It was on this day in 1947 when genuine representatives of majority of Kashmiris unanimously passed the resolution of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan during a meeting of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference at the Aabi Guzar area of Srinagar.
Huryat leader, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori in a statement in Srinagar urged all peace and freedom-loving people to observe July 19 as Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan Day with a renewal of the pledge to continue the struggle for the achievement of the right to self-determination and to translate the idea of accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan under the spirit of the historic resolution passed in 1947.
APHC leader and the Chairperson of Muslim Khawateen Markaz, Yasmeen Raja in her statement in Srinagar said that the decision of 19th July 1947 was a testimony to the fact that the people of Kashmir had linked their future with Pakistan. She also expressed concern over the domicile law and the newly announced housing policy aimed at snatching the Muslim identity and land of Kashmiri.
The Chairman of Jammu Kashmir Islamic Political Party, Mohammed Yousuf Naqash in a statement in Srinagar said that the unanimous decision taken by the real and genuine leadership of Kashmir on 19th July 1947 gave a new impetus to the Kashmiris’ freedom movement by announcing their affiliation with Pakistan through the Accession to Pakistan resolution.
He said that the historic decision of that day had thwarted the plans of the tyrannical powers and their followers. From 1947 till today, the Kashmiris have been fighting not only Indian machinations and their plans but also the Indian forces and will continue to do so in the future, he added.
The Chairman of Peoples Political Party, Engineer Hilal Ahmad War in his statement in Srinagar said that the aim of the observance of the historic day was to renew the pledge to continue the just struggle for right to self-determination.
He reiterated the Kashmiris pledge to translate the dream of Accession to Pakistan of entire pre-August 1947 Jammu and Kashmir into a reality.
The spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front in a statement issued in Srinagar termed 19th July as a defining moment in the Kashmir’s history.
Reiterating Kashmiris’ pledge to take the ongoing struggle to its logical conclusion, he said that the day was not far when Kashmiris would achieve their cherished goal of freedom from Indian occupation.
He also thanked the government of Pakistan for its continued political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris’ just cause.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Dar in a statement said that on 19th July in 1947 the true representatives of Kashmiri people with complete support and blessings representing their aspirations unanimously passed a resolution for accession of Kashmir with Pakistan.
He reiterated the Kashmiris’ resolve to take the liberation movement to its logical end at all costs.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Youth Social Forum, Umar Aadil Dar in a statement issued in Srinagar said that the resolution was unanimously adopted showing a political and constitutional stance. He, however, said that the Indian forces invaded Srinagar on 27th October 1947 and forcibly occupied Jammu and Kashmir in utter violation of the partition plan and against the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
APHC leader and general secretary of the Jammu and Kashmir Political Movement, Pir Hilal Ahmed in a statement in Srinagar said that religiously, geographically and culturally Pakistan and Kashmiris were one and in any case, it has a natural affiliation with Pakistan. He said that the Kashmiris had been fighting for their rights and wanted a peaceful solution to the Kashmir dispute under the United Nations resolutions.
Hurriyat leader, Manzoor Ghazi in his statement in Srinagar described July 19 as a historical day for Jammu and Kashmir and said that the people of Kashmir were determined to continue their struggle till accession to Pakistan is achieved.
Hurriyat leader, Javaid Ahmad Mir in a statement issued in Srinagar said that in 1947 the resolution called for accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan. He said that the people of Kashmir would continue their struggle till taking it to its logical conclusion.
He also condemned the new housing policy of the Indian government in Kashmir and described it a dangers step against the wishes of Kashmiri people.
The Chairman of Peerwan-e-Wilayat Jammu and Kashmir, Sibte Shabbir Kummi in a statement in Srinagar, expressing hope for complete freedom from India, said that Pakistan Accession Day was a day of awakening for the oppressed Kashmiri people.
He said that on this very day, the real representatives of the Kashmiri people had unanimously passed a resolution in the meeting of the Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference to join Pakistan.
The Acting Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement in Islamabad said that on the day in 1947 the Kashmiri leadership had decided to attribute their future with Pakistan.
He said that the day had also a great significance in the history of Kashmir because the historic resolution was adopted a month before the creation of Pakistan and India under the Partition Plan on August 14 and 15 respectively. He added that it was an undeniable fact that Jammu and Kashmir was geographically, historically, culturally and ethnically linked to the state of Pakistan.
The General Secretary of Kashmir Tehreek-e-Khawateen, Shameem Shawl in her statement re-affirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue struggle till the goal set in the 19th July resolution was achieved. She also denounced and all Indian brutal laws and imposed violent anti-Kashmir acts including the amendment to the Control of Building Operations Act, 1988 and the J&K Development Act, 1970. She added that the move was aimed at unlawfully grabbing the Kashmiris’ land.
The Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Imtiaz Wani in a statement in Islamabad said that 19th July is an important day in the history of Kashmir when on this day in 1947 the Kashmiri people had attached their future with Pakistan.
He said the historic resolution called for the accession of the Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in view of its existing religious, geographical, cultural and economic proximity to Pakistan and aspirations of Kashmiri Muslims.—KMS