In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leadership has extended heartiest felicitations to the people and government of Pakistan on eve of their National Day, the 23rd of March, and prayed for the stability, prosperity and progress of the country.
The APHC leadership, in a statement issued in Srinagar, highlighting the significance of Pakistan Resolution passed on March 23, 1940, said that it was undoubtedly the most important event in the history of South Asia.
It said that the Resolution of March 23 gave new energy and courage to the Muslims of the region who gathered around the leadership of Quaid-i-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah on the platform of the All India Muslim League to struggle for their freedom.
The leadership said that the Kashmiri people are highly grateful to the government and people of Pakistan for their continued moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris’ just struggle for right to self-determination.
The leadership said it is Pakistan that is taking up the Kashmir dispute at every international forum, adding a strong and stable Pakistan is very important for the resolution of the dispute.
The leadership maintained that the Kashmiris’ struggle is the continuation of the Pakistan Movement and that the struggling Kashmiris draw inspiration from the historic Resolution of March 23, 1940.
It reiterated to carry on the struggle against forcible occupation of Jammu and Kashmir till its freedom from Indian bondage and its merger with Pakistan.
Meanwhile, APHC also organized a ceremony on eve of Pakistan Day in Srinagar which was organized by APHC leader Dr Musaib Ahmad. They praised the courage and determination of the people of Pakistan and congratulated Pakistan on its National Day celebrations.
Hurriyat leader Abdul Samad Inqilabi said, March 23, 1940 is a very important day in the history of South Asia when the Muslim League, the only representative party of the Muslims of the region, under the enthusiastic leadership of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah demanded an independent and sovereign country, which later turned to be Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Inqilabi said the resolution demanded that “no constitutional framework will be acceptable to Muslims unless the geographically contiguous units of India are demarcated. “The Muslim-majority areas in northwestern and northeastern India should be declared an independent State.
Dr Muhammad Tahir Tabassum, President of EU-based think tank, Institute of Peace and Development, welcomed the OIC conference and said that it was a great success. He said, the OIC Foreign Ministers’ Conference should decide to sever trade and social relations with India and Israel until the Kashmir and Palestine disputes are resolved.
They also prayed for prosperity, stability and development of Pakistan. They raised slogans like Pakistan Zindabad, Hum Pakistani Hain Pakistan Hamara Hai’.—KMS