Promises are meant to be broken: proved right for kashmir at UN


Zaman Bajwa

It was a historic day, when two leaders Sat together for humanity .President of United States of America Mr. Franklin D. Roosevelt and Prime Minister of United Kingdom Mr. Winston Churchill signed Atlantic Charter on 14, Aug, 1941. According to charter the nations based on respect for the principle of equal rights and fair equality of opportunity have the right to freely choose their sovereignty and International political status with no interference. Right after seven year of this charter Asian Subcontinent divided into two countries Pakistan and India but the state of Jammu & Kashmir remained dispute between these two countries. A United Nations commission obtained acceptance on January 5, 1949 by both parties of a peace plan involving a cease fire, demilitarization of state and referendum under the supervision of a United Nations appointed administrator. The Security Council recommended that the people of Jammu & Kashmir will have right of self-determination to decide the future status of state. This resolution was negotiated with both India and Pakistan and accepted by five member of commission. The cease fire was effective accordingly but the plan of demilitarization failed due to Indian sturbness. India disavowed from its commitment which was done in UN. Also forgot the promise of her Prime Minister Mr. Nehru with people of Kashmir on 2 Nov, 2016. Mr. Nehru said” We have declared that the fate of Kashmir is ultimately to be decided by people of Kashmir. That pledge we have given and the Maharaja supported, not only to the people Kashmir but to the World. We will not and can’t back out to it. India is still occupied on Kashmir with its 700,000 army and supportive agencies .The people of Kashmir are under a continuous occupation and torture from last 68 years. India is suppressing the voices of Kashmiris by different draconian laws like AFSPA and PSA. During this time period people of Kashmir tried different ways to convey their message. World witnessed uprisings in Kashmir in 2008 , 2010 and latest one in 2016 .Extra judicial killing of social media activist Burhan Wani gave a new face to this movement. People are on streets for their basic human right of freedom. India is using different inhuman ways to crush peaceful protestors who are demanding their right of freedom. Hundreds of people got injured and arrested by India occupational army .
India is blinding people by using pellet guns and PAVA shells. Use of brutal force and inhuman acts forced human rights organization to speak on it. Major newspapers and media houses are taking about the situation in Kashmir. Physicians for Human Rights organization published a report on pellet guns and they declared India responsible for it.
Now the office of United Nations is handed over to a new Secretary General Mr. AntónioGuterres who gave a special message of peace on arrival of New Year .Mr. AntónioGuterres declared 2017 as year of peace in his message. People of Jammu and Kashmir are watching toward him and hoping that he will play its role to fulfill the promise of self-determination by India at United Nations.


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