Published On: Mon, Jan 6th, 2014
Published in Category: Islamabad

Right to self-determination Kashmiris’ inalienable right

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ISLAMABAD: Kashmiri leaders on Sunday made a passionate appeal to international community to discharge its moral and legal obligations vis-à-vis the resolution of long outstanding issue of Kashmir that happens to be the oldest unresolved issue pending on the UN agenda.

The plea seeking world community’s role to settle the long drawn out conflict in the region was made by Kashmiri leaders during a meeting at DFP office in Rawalpindi, which according to a press release was headed by Syed Muzaffar Hussain Shah and attended by Mehmood Ahmed Saghar the vice president of Democratic Freedom Party, National Front Leader Altaf Hussain Wani and Islamic Political Party leader Abdul Hameed Lone.

Terming right to self-determination as an inalienable and non-negotiable right of the people of Kashmir the statement said that Kashmiris’ call for withdrawal of Indian occupation troops from the disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir and settlement of dispute in line with the UN resolutions was a just political demand.

The participants at the meeting resolved that under the given circumstances the UN proposed road-map on Kashmir was the most feasible framework to address the issue that has been a stumbling block in the way of peace and prosperity in the region.

“The dispute in the highly vulnerable region poses a serious threat to peace and stability of entire South Asian region and therefore it is incumbent on the peace loving nations across the globe to come forward in a big way to resolve the dispute peacefully to save the region from any eventuality of nuclear confrontation between India and Pakistan”, the statement said.

The participants of the meeting also urged the world human rights bodies to take stock of the human rights violations perpetuated by Indian troops in Kashmir and force India to revoke enforced infamous laws which they said were a major cause of flagrant violation of human rights in the troubled region.