Published On: Tue, Jul 19th, 2016

Kashmiris observing Accession to Pakistan Day



Kashmiris observing Accession to Pakistan Day

ISLAMABAD: Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control are observing Accession to Pakistan Day today (Tuesday) with a renewed pledge to continue their freedom struggle till liberation of the state from Indian subjugation.

It was on this day in 1947 that the Kashmiris adopted a historic resolution from the platform of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar, demanding accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in accordance with the Partition Plan and two-nation theory.

Hurriyat leaders, including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Yasin Malik, in a joint statement  appealed to the people to observe complete shutdown today and tomorrow as black day against the recent killings of Kashmiris by the Indian troops in the Occupied territory.

The strike will also be observed on Thursday and Friday.

Black Day will be observed against the Indian atrocities in Occupied Kashmir tomorrow.

In Pakistan,  federal government has asked the provincial governments to observe “Black Day” on July 20 against Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir.

Geelani urges UN and world to intervene Kashmir conflict

As the authorities in the divided Kashmir continue to kill and injure unarmed protesters, senior Kashmiri leader Syed Ali Geelani has sought the intervention of the United Nations (UN) and the world against a grave new wave of state terror in the Indian-held Kashmir.

Geelani has also proposed a ‘four-point peace formula’ as a possible solution to the decades-old conflict.

The All Parties Hurriyat Conference leader Syed Ali Geelani has written a letter to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) and its permanent members (US, UK, China, France and Russia), members of the European Union (EU), the Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), the South Asian Association of Regional Countries (SAARC) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); the heads of Pakistan, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, China and Iran.

Geelani said, “India continues to institutionally perpetrate violence in Jammu and Kashmir, and has ensured so far that no armed forces personnel involved in heinous war crimes to be prosecuted by its own judicial mechanism”.

He proposed that the controversial status of the Indian-held Kashmir and Kashmiris’ self-determination right should be accepted while Indian troops from heavily populated areas should be withdrawn and draconian laws should be repealed.

Geelani also demanded that the Indian government must release political prisoners.

He said the UN and all international human rights and humanitarian organisations should be allowed to enter and work in the region.

India should ensure free political space for parties in the troubled valley, particularly those advocating the right to self-determination, he added.

The state of Indian-held Kashmir has already imposed a curfew to stop people from gathering in the streets and stage more protests over last week’s killing of a popular leader Burhan Wani.

Police seized tens of thousands of newspapers in Indian-held Kashmir early on Saturday and detained printing press workers, ramping up an information blackout.

With the internet and mobile networks already suspended, authorities also halted cable television on Saturday, fearing news of protesters’ deaths could fuel further protests after the restive region’s worst violence in years.

News Source Samaa & ARY

About the Author

Syed Ammar Alavi

- is Lahore (Pakistan) based journalist & writer with 25-year experience in print, wire and broadcast forms of journalism. His major fields of interest are politics, film,tv,sports, climate change and technology

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