14 August 2020
By Ashraf Siddiqui
Today, Pakistanis in home country, around the world and in Indian Occupied Kashmir are celebrating 73rd Independence Day of their motherland – Pakistan.
This day, we, the Pakistanis are paying our gratitude and highest respect to all those who sacrificed their lives, their properties, ladies lost their honor in hands of terror groups during migration in 1947.
This day of 73rd Independence Day of Pakistan, we are paying our gratitude and highest respect to all those tens of thousands of Kashmiri brothers, sisters and supporters to Kashmir cause in Indian Occupied Kashmir who have sacrificed their lives, lost their properties, their honor till today. Those facing physical and mental tortures, brutalities, in-human and illegal blockade in the hands of around 800,000 Indian occupied forces specially since 5th of July 2019, over one year.
The formula agreed by then all stakeholders including Hindu majority leadership for an Independent, sovereign new State of Pakistan on the areas of British India with majority Muslim populated.
19th of July 1947, true representatives of combined voice of Kashmiris under the umbrella of All Jammu & Kashmir Muslims Conference (AJ&KMC) unanimously passed the resolution of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan. The meeting took place at the residence of Sardar M. Ibrahim Khan in Sri Nagar.
Every year, the Kashmiris mark 19th July as Accession to Pakistan and also celebrate Pakistan Independence Day on 14th of August under the bonnet of Indian occupied forces having Pakistani flag in their hands, reaffirming their commitment that they will continue their struggle till Kashmir become part of Pakistan.
- The resolution demands for the accession of State of J&K to Pakistan in view of religious, geographical, cultural and economic proximity to Pakistan and aspiration of millions of Kashmiri Muslims.
- Under partition plan of British India, princely states were free to access to ether Pakistan or India. 19th July 1947 resolution was testimony to the fact that the people of Kashmir had linked their future with Pakistan.
- The decision of AJ&KMC leadership to from part of Pakistan was based on factors like religion, geography, linguistic, eco-independence and cultural similarities.
- India landed its troops in Sri Nagar on 27th October 1947 and forcibly occupied area under it’s control against the wishes of Kashmiri people.
- Sensing defeat of it’s forces, Indian approached to UNSC to seek help of the world body ‘to settle’ the dispute.
- India promise before the UN to resolve the dispute by providing people their basic rights of self-determination, but later backed away from it’s commitments.
- India in 1953 again agreed to hold plebiscite but later backed off. Indian coercive action against right of self-determination of Kashmiri people continues till date.
- The year 2019 saw the worst kind of oppressive action by the Indian complete lockdown, abrogation of Article 370 and 35 A, abductions, media blackout, etc.
The only solution to KASHMIR conflict and to save guard from any further human tragedies, is to implement UNSC resolutions without wasting any further time