Parliament express solidarity with Kashmiris, reiterate moral, diplomatic support

Ijaz Kakakhel

Law makers in the joint sitting of Parliament on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the people of Kashmir for their right to self-determination and reiterated Pakistan’s unstinting moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmir cause.

It adopted a unanimous resolution moved by Minister for Parliamentary Affairs Murtaza Javed Abbasi, expressing solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people in their just struggle for realization of their right to self-determination.

Joint Session recalled that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remains one of the oldest unresolved international disputes on the United Nations’ agenda, mindful of numerous United Nations Security Council Resolutions on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute adopted since 1948.

The House paid rich tribute to the valor, courage and sacrifices of the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. It appreciated the people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir for their steadfast political support to their Kashmiri brothers and sisters living across the Line of Control.

Rejecting India’s unilateral and illegal actions since 5th August, 2019, it expressed grave concern over attempts to introduce demographic changes in IIOJK, inter-alia, through issuance of domicile certificates to outsiders, allowing purchase of land by non-Kashmiris, addition of temporary residents to the voters’ lists and fresh delimitation of electoral constituencies.

The resolution emphasized that any political process, held under foreign occupation, cannot be a substitute to the exercise of the right to self-determination by the people of the Jammu and Kashmir as provided in the relevant UNSC Resolutions.