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Thursday 30th June 2022 / 0 Zulkaedah 1443

PM reminds UN of granting Kashmiris rights to self-determination

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the United Nations to honour its commitment of providing the right to self-determination to the people of Kashmir.

In a series of tweets on the occasion of Right to Self-Determination Day being observed by Kashmiris, the prime minister said for over seven decades, the life of Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir has been a chronicle of state-sponsored cruelty and terrorism.

He said on 5th January 1949, the United Nations guaranteed the right to self-determination for the people of Jammu and Kashmir through an impartial plebiscite. “We observe this day as a reminder to the UN and its member states of their unfulfilled commitment to the Kashmiri people,” he said.

He said owing to Indian intransigence, the UN Security Council has failed to fulfill its pledge to the Kashmiri people. “Despite suffering 73 years of brutal Indian Occupation, generation after generation of the Kashmiri people remain steadfast in the demand for their inalienable right to self-determination as guaranteed to them under the UN Charter and by the UNSC,” he added.

PM Imran Khan said Pakistan stands unequivocally with the Kashmiri people in their “struggle for freedom from the tyranny of one of the most ruthless, inhumane and illegal occupation in modern history.”

He added that Pakistan calls on the international community to take action against the well-documented human rights violations being committed with impunity by Indian Occupation forces against innocent Kashmiri men, women & children and also to ensure Kashmiris get their right to self-determination

PM Imran Khan said India has unleashed a new reign of terror in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir since August 2019. He said the global community cannot shy away from their responsibility in guaranteeing a free and fair plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir.

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