In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, General Secretary of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Molvi Bashir Ahmad has applauded Pakistan’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Munir Akram for presenting a resolution on the right to self-determination in the UN General Assembly and getting unanimous support from delegates of 71 countries.
Molvi Bashir Ahmad in a statement issued in Srinagar urged the international community to fulfill its promise of right to self-determination with the Kashmiris.
A key committee of the United Nations General Assembly unanimously adopted the resolution reaffirming the right to self-determination for people who are subjected to colonial, foreign and alien occupation. Co-sponsored by 71 countries, the resolution, submitted by Pakistan, was adopted without a vote in the 193-member Assembly’s Third Committee, which deals with Social, humanitarian and cultural issues.
Molvi Bashir said Pakistan has been giving its moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people for the last over seven decades. He thanked Pakistan for its continued support and assistance and hope that it will continue it political and diplomatic cooperation to the Kashmir cause.
He said that the way Munir Akram spoke on the right to self-determination in the UN General Assembly and drew the attention of the whole world to the fact that usurping the right to self-determination is an obstacle to peace and development.
He said that all the efforts made by Pakistan so far were commendable and it was unfortunate that India did not respond positively.
He added now the world should recognize the birthright of Kashmiris and fulfill its promise of right to self-determination.
He deplored that killings and vandalism were going on in IIOJK and it was a matter of concern for the civilized world and appealed to the UN to settle the lingering dispute according to its resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.—KMS