Kashmiris observe Right to Self-Determination Day

Kashmiris observe Right to Self-Determination Day

Islamabad (Web Desk): Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and the world over are observing the Right to Self-Determination Day today (Thursday) to remind the United Nations (UN) of implementing its own resolutions on the dispute passed this day in 1949.

It was on the 5th of January 1949, when the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) passed a resolution supporting the Kashmiris' right to decide their future by themselves through UN-sponsored plebiscite.

Pakistan observes the Kashmir Solidarity Day on this day to express support for the Kashmiri brethren and remind the international community of its commitments made to the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

The day is being 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.

In their separate messages in connection with Kashmiris' right to self-determination day, President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif have reassured Pakistan's continued political, diplomatic and moral support to Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination in accordance with relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

In his message on the occasion, Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said that Pakistan remains determined to play its role to support the right to self-determination of Kashmiris through a free and fair plebiscite in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.

"Our strong and steadfast moral, political and diplomatic support for the Kashmiri people will continue till the realization of this inalienable right," Bilawal said.