In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, posters have appeared in Srinagar and other areas, urging the United Nations to resolve the Kashmir dispute on the basis of Right to Self-Determination, pledged to the Kashmiris in its resolution passed on 5th January 1949.
The posters were displayed by pro-freedom organizations, including Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Movement, Jammu and Kashmir Political Resistance Movement, Jammu Kashmir Sadai Mazloom and Students and Youth Forum.
The posters urged the World Body to take notice of violation of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination recognized by the UN Security Council through its resolution passed on January 5, 1949.
The posters were also seen on social media, including facebook and twitters. It was on January 5, 1949 when the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future by themselves through the UN-sponsored plebiscite. The posters reminded the UN that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute.
The posters, with pictures of illegally detained Hurriyat leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Muhammad Asraf Sehrai, Shaikh Abdul Aziz, Maasrat Aalam Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Aasiya Andrabi and Dr Hameed Fayaz, reminded the UN of its obligation to implement its relevant resolutions to settle the dispute.
The posters called upon the World Body to honour its commitments made 74 years ago and said that the Right to Self-Determination Day was a reminder to the global community that it could not shy away from its responsibility of settling the lingering Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.—KMS