Resistance leaders welcome passing of self-determination resolution by UNGA

Srinagar: The resistance leadership of Jammu Kashmir on Wednesday welcomed the the passing of a Pakistan sponsored resolution of self-determination by the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) panel.

A committee of the UNGA on Monday unanimously passed a Pakistan sponsored resolution reaffirming that the universal realisation of the right of people’s self determination was a fundamental condition for the effective guarantee and observance of human rights.

Passing of resolution a big blow to India: Hurriyat (G)

Welcoming the move, Hurriyat Conference (G) said since 1981 Pakistan has been wholeheartedly trying for this resolution and its efforts have come true after a long pause.

The conglomerate in a statement issued here said, “We as a nation are being churned in all types of machinations by the occupier and our woes are unheard even at the highest houses and all our peaceful and democratic means have been curtailed by India which shamelessly refuses and denies to fulfill the promises of its own legends and political stalwarts just to keep us enslaved.”

Hailing the “sincere and concrete” efforts by Pakistan to get the resolution accepted, the conglomerate said if all the “freedom loving” institutions and world forums uphold and support the people’s basic rights, all the wounds inflicted by the occupier will be soothed and peace and prosperity will prevail all around.

“The long struggle spread over seven decades and the endless sacrifices rendered during the last five months has been highlighted and glorified by Pakistan internationally for which we admire and thank them from the core of our heart. The support and affirmation to our basic right by more than 72 countries is the global reiteration that our right is a marvelous achievement of the present uprising,” it said.

The amalgam said the “overwhelming support” by 193-member Assembly’s Third Committee which deals with social, humanitarian and cultural issues is an ample proof that there still persist human values and every country is not furious in flames of communal hatred and arrogance of its might.

“India should shun arrogance, face the realities and read the writing on the wall. Acceptance of the resolution is a crude blow to its imperialistic mindset. Sooner India adopts a realistic and justified approach, South Asia particularly the Indian subcontinent will have a sigh of relief and peace and tranquility will prevail everywhere. No movement for the people’s right has ever failed and every struggle has enabled its people to emerge from the yolk of colonial and alien occupation to live a dignified an honored life,” the amalgam added.

UN, int’l community duty-bound to resolve Kashmir: Mirwaiz

In a statement issued here, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq who is under continuous house arrest at his Nigeen residence welcomed the resolution and commended the Government of Pakistan for its “persistent diplomatic efforts” in introducing the resolution which was co-sponsored by 72 countries.

Mirwaiz expressed concern over the silence maintianed by the international community on Kashmir dispute saying resolving Kashmir was the legal, constitutional and moral responsibility of the United Nations and that peace and progress would elude South Asia until the final settlement of Kashmir dispute and people of Kashmir would continue to suffer.

A good omen for movement: Shabir Shah

In a statement issued here, the incarcerated chairman of Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) Shabir Ahmad Shah termed it “good omen for Kashmir’s freedom movement”.

Shah while hailing the efforts of Pakistan expressed hope that the resolution is supported during the United Nations General Assembly’s endorsement next month.

He expressed gratitude to the 72 countries who co-sponsored the resolution and thanked the 193-member assembly’s Third Committee dealing with social, humanitarian, and cultural issues for “support” saying Kashmir is the longstanding dispute of the world the lingering of which endangers peace and tranquility in the South Asia given it is the bone of contention between two nuclear neighbouring nations.

The DFP chairman urged the UN and its member countries to realise that “more than 5 lakh human lives have been sacrificed and properties worth trillions destroyed just for the resolution to this dispute”.

Shah observed, “We’re a peace-loving nation and are struggling for our birth right of self-determination through peaceful means but India and its local collaborators are using every brute method to crush our genuine and just voice. In the ongoing uprising, the so-called champions of ‘vision’ snatched vision of hundreds of our children and put to death more than hundred people mostly youths.”

“It was India that took the (Kashmir) dispute to the United Nations and now is creating hurdles in the establishment of peace in South Asia by rejecting the more than 18 resolutions which stand passed in the Security Council of the world body,” he said.

‘It has instilled a new hope among subjugated nations’

Welcoming the passing of resolution, senior APHC leader and chairman Islamic Political Party – JK Mohammad Yousuf Naqash said the move “is a great step and has given a new hope to all the nations across the world who are struggling for their right to self-determination”.

In a statement issued here, Naqash said passing of the resolution has given a new lease of life to the “subjugated” nations of the world and is a “big blow to those countries having illegally occupied other territories”.

“Such step has emboldened the spirit of subjugated nations like Kashmir and Palestine who have since decades fighting for their right of self-determinatio,” he said, adding the nations struggling for self-determination have pinned their hopes on the UN that it will not disappoint them and will provide them the universally declared right of self-determination.

Naqash appealed the world leadership to see the Kashmir dispute through the prism of humanity and play their role to resolve this issue as per the wishes and aspirations of its people which is the right of self-determination.

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