Resolution of Kashmir must for peace: President

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PM urges India to allow free, fair plebiscite in IHK

Islamabad

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif have said the dream for peace in the region would remain elusive until resolution of Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and urged India to stop bloodbath in the valley and allow holding of free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of United Nations.
Both the President and Prime Minister stated this in their messages on the Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed today. The President in his message said Jammu and Kashmir is the core dispute between India and Pakistan. More than 1.5 billion people of this region deserved to see the dawn of peace and prosperity which had been denied to them by India’s refusal to implement the UN Security Council Resolutions.
The President said “India continues, not only, to deny the people of Jammu and Kashmir the right to self-determination for the last seven decades, but is also subjecting them to the worst human rights violations, violence and oppression.” He said the Jammu and Kashmir dispute remained an unfinished agenda of Partition and it was one of the oldest disputes pending on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council.
“Pakistan calls upon the international community to be cognizant of its responsibilities in the matter and urges it to demand an independent investigation in the ongoing gross human rights violations in IoK by Indian occupation forces and to fulfill its obligations under UN Security Council Resolutions of Kashmir,” he stressed.
The President said the Government and the people of Pakistan reaffirmed their continued and resolute moral, diplomatic and political support to the oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir in their valiant struggle for their fundamental right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister urged India to stop bloodbath in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and allow holding of free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of UN.
He said for the last seven decades, India had denied the valiant people of IoK, the right to self-determination promised to them by the international community through numerous UN Security Council Resolutions.
“Pakistan calls upon the international community to raise its voice in seeking an end to the gross violations of human rights and the reign of terror unleashed by Indian occupation forces in IoK and fulfill the promises it made with the people of Jammu & Kashmir 70 years ago,” he said in a message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The Prime Minister said the people of Pakistan joined their Kashmiri brothers and sisters in observing “Kashmir Solidarity Day” to reaffirm our moral, diplomatic and political support to the legitimate struggle of the Kashmiri people for their basic human rights, especially the right to self-determination, enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.
“I salute the sacrifices of brave and courageous Kashmiri people and reaffirm our firm commitment to Pakistan’s principled stance on Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.
The Prime Minister said use of pellet guns had permanently blinded more than 150 people including women and young children.
“The basic human rights of the innocent people of IoK, including the right to life and peaceful assembly have been grossly violated by Indian occupation forces,” he added.
The dream of peace and prosperity of the people of this region would remain elusive without resolving this dispute in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions, he added.—APP

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