JAMMU AND KASHMIR, 04 January (TON): Kashmiris all over the world will observe the Right to Self-Determination Day, tomorrow, as they await fulfilment of the pledge made to them at the platform of United Nations 72 years ago.
It was on 5th January in 1949 when the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris’ right to decide their future by themselves through UN-sponsored plebiscite.
The right to self-determination was a vital component of human dignity. Denial of this right is in fact negation of human freedom, Universal Declaration of Human Rights and its covenants.
The commemoration of January 5 is aimed at reminding global community that it cannot shy away from the responsibility towards Kashmir and also calls upon the UN to honour its commitment made 72 years ago.
The day will be marked by various activities including rallies, seminars and conferences across the world to remind the UN that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from the Indian brutalities.
Pakistan at all international platforms has expressed its commitment to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the just cause of people of IIOJK till realization of their right to self-determination in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions.