Thursday, June 13

Message by Ambassador Munir Akram Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN On Kashmir Solidarity Day

Message by Ambassador Munir Akram Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN On Kashmir Solidarity Day

Message by Ambassador Munir Akram Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the UN On Kashmir Solidarity Day

On Kashmir Solidarity Day, we commemorate the sacrifices made by heroic Kashmiri people in their enduring struggle for freedom and self determination against India’s brutal occupation since 1947. Their right to self determination has been recognized in the UN Security Council resolutions prescribing a UN supervised plebiscite. This is a binding commitment on India, Pakistan and the UN.

The future of international order, based on the principles and purposes of the UN Charter, and indeed global peace and security depends on ensuring the just and peaceful resolution of the festering Jammu and Kashmir dispute and securing freedom and self determination for peoples struggling against colonization & foreign occupation.

Despite India’s brutal campaign to suppress the Kashmiri freedom struggle, the Kashmiri people continue to bravely resist Indian occupation. The lesson of history is that no occupying power has ever succeeded in suppressing the aspirations of a people who are willing to render supreme sacrifices to defeat foreign occupation.

Today, we call on the United Nations, the Security Council and the international community to fulfill their obligations vis-à-vis the people of Jammu and Kashmir. Sustainable peace, stability and security in South Asia will be established only when there is a just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in line with the UNSC resolutions and the aspirations of Kashmiris.

Today we renew our pledge to continue to extend moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiris in their legitimate, and just struggle for their inalienable rights.

Sub-Editor: Ghufran