Kashmiris will not give up their right to self-determination: Ali Raza Syed

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Brussels, (PR): Chairman Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed has said that Kashmiris will not give up their right to self-determination promised by the international community.
He was talking in meeting of core committee of KC-EU held at its office in Brussels in connection with 5th January, the day of right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observe the Right to Self-Determination Day on 5th January every year with the pledge to continue their liberation struggle till it reaches its ultimate goal.
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 Kashmiris mark the day by various activities including rallies, debates, seminars and conferences across the world to remind the UN that it must implement its relevant resolutions to peacefully settle the Kashmir dispute.
Chairman Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed said, January 5, 1949 resolution provides the base for settlement of the Kashmir dispute while India’s adverse attitude had been an obstacle to settlement of the Kashmir dispute. It is unfortunate that the World Body has failed to implement its resolutions, resulting in the continued sufferings of the Kashmiri people. It is anniversary of the nonimplementation of the January 5, 1949 today, United Nations Security Council resolution prescribing a selfdetermination plebiscite in the entire territory of Jammu & Kashmir. The State of Jammu & Kashmir was to obtain independence in August 1947 under the partition formula but Indian forces captured two third of the territories of Jammu and Kashmir and this area is still under occupation of Indian authorities.
Chairman KC-EU added, peace in South Asia is connected with the settlement of Kashmir conflict. The region will not witness of the peace and prosperity until the resolution of this issue.
He said, all of the Indian acts including constant occupation, killings of the innocent people, revocation of special status and merging Jammu and Kashmir into the its federal territory and modifying domicile rules in the occupied Kashmir are illegal.
Ali Raza Syed said, the Indian occupation should be ended and people of whole region of Jammu and Kashmir should decide about their political future under UN resolutions freely.
He warned that the unresolved Kashmir dispute is a nuclear threat flashpoint between Pakistan and India which can disturb the peace of the whole world.
Chairman KC-EU further said, India is continually committing worst state terrorism for the last over seventy-four years to continue its illegal hold on Jammu and Kashmir. It has given its troops, police, military and paramilitary forces unchecked powers to commit atrocities on the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to quell their struggle for seeking their United Nations-recognized right to self-determination.
Ali Raza Syed called upon United Nations Security Council to implement its resolutions on the Kashmir dispute particularly the resolution of 1949 emphasizing on plebiscite in the entire territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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