KIIR hosts webinar paying tribute to July 13 martyrs

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Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) has hosted a webinar titled “Kashmir Martyrs Day: Remember the martyrs of July 13, 1931”.

The webinar was attended and addressed by noted human rights activists, academicians, writers and political leaders hailing from both sides of the Line of Control including Shah Ghulam Qadir President Pakistan Muslim League AJK chapter, Ch. Latif Akbar Opposition Leader AJK Assembly, Ab. Rasheed Turabi former Ameer Jammat Islami AJK, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Sardar Hassan Ibrahim, Syed Ali Raza, Raja Najabat, Zaffar Qureshi, Ershad Mahmud, Syed Arif Bahar, Raja Sajad Latief and others. The event was moderated by the KIIR Chairman Altaf Hussain Wani. “The current struggle in Kashmir is an extension of the movement, which was launched against despotic Maharaja. From 1931 till date more than half a million Kashmiris have offered sacrifices to achieve the cherished goal”, they said.

Terming right to self-determination as the only acceptable solution the speakers made it clear that no piece of legislation by the Indian parliament can change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. Rejecting the actions Modi government had taken on Kashmir since 5th August 2019, they said, “Kashmir is an internationally recognised disputed territory that needs to be settled in accordance with the universally accepted principle of right to self-determination”.

Renewing their pledge to uphold the martyrs’ mission they said the struggle for right to self-determination would continue unless and until Kashmiris get their cherished goal. Drawing parallels between the ongoing struggle and the movement against Maharaja’s autocratic rule, they said, “Kashmiris were still struggling for their basic rights.”“

The current struggle in Kashmir is an extension of the movement, which was launched against despotic Maharaja. From 1931 till date more than half a million Kashmiris have offered sacrifices to achieve the cherished goal”, they said.

Terming right to self-determination as the only acceptable solution the speakers made it clear that no piece of legislation by the Indian parliament can change the disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir. Rejecting the actions Modi government had taken on Kashmir since 5th August 2019, they said, “Kashmir is an internationally recognised disputed territory that needs to be settled in accordance with the universally accepted principle of right to self-determination”.

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