The resolution passed on 23 March 1940 is the main driving force behind Kashmir freedom struggle, which is in fact a continuation of the Pakistan Movement.
A report released by Kashmir Media Service in connection with the Pakistan Day, today, said Kashmir dispute is the unfinished agenda of the partition of the sub-continent as Pakistanis and Kashmiris are tied in strong bonds of religion, history and culture. It maintained that the Kashmiri delegation that had attended 23rd March 1940 public event at Lahore, where Pakistan Resolution was passed, had declared that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be a part of future Muslim state in the region.
The report said Kashmiris consider Pakistan and its armed forces as their saviours and protectors. It said founder of Pakistan, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, had rightly termed Kashmir the “Jugular Vein” of Pakistan. It said, Pakistan is committed to continue its support to the Kashmiris’ struggle till they achieve freedom from Indian yoke and Army Chief General Syed Asim Munir’s statement in which he urged the international community to ensure justice and deliver what is promised to the Kashmiri people as per the UN resolutions is its proof.
The All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that the struggling Kashmiris draw inspiration from historic March 23, 1940 resolution and that a strong and stable Pakistan is very important for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
The report said, Pakistan and Kashmir are incomplete without each other and pro-Pakistan slogans in IIOJK show oneness of Pakistan and Kashmir. “Kashmiri unfurl Pakistani flags on Pakistan’s national days to show their attachment and love for Pakistan. Right from 1947, the people of the occupied territory have been celebrating Pakistan’s national days under the shadows of Indian guns. ‘Kashmir Baney Ga Pakistan’ slogan is the voice of every Kashmiri Muslim,” it said.
The report pointed out that the actions taken by Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian government on and post August 05, 2019 once again proved that Muslims needed a separate homeland in sub-continent. Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir is destined to become part of Pakistan, it added.—KMS