Staff Reporter Islamabad
Minister for National Food Security and Research Syed Fakhar Imam on Sunday reiterated the government’s firm commitment to continue its moral and diplomatic support for the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) for their just right of self-determination.
While, addressing an event held here to mark India’s independence day as black day, which was organized by Friends of Kashmir International, Imam said on Janury, 1 1948 then Indian Prime Minister Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru himself taken the matter in United Nations General Assembly and pledged for settling the issue as according the aspiration of the people of Kashmir.
He said the United Nations Security Council had passed about 17 resolution in which it termed Jammu and Kashmir as an disputed territory and said that the people of Kashmir would be provided the right to decide their fate, adding that since 1987 about 95,000 Kashmari’s were martyred by Indian occupied forces to suppress their voice for the right of self-determination.
The minister said that shaheed Burhan Wani infused a new spirit in the Kashmir freedom movement by persuading the young generation of Jammu & Kashmir to take to the street agitation in nook and corner of the occupied valley to get the homeland free from forced and illegal Indian occupation.