Kashmiri's final goal is Right to self-determination: JKPL
Srinagar, November 27 (Scoop News) – Senior Hurriyat Leader and acting chairman Peoples League Mukhtar Ahmad Waza said that the “Right to Self-Determination” is the ultimate goal of the Kashmiri people.
Mukhtar Waza while addressing a public gathering organized by Peoples League today in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district accompanied by large number of political and social intellectuals said that the people of J&K have attained political and ideological maturity of par excellence during their unprecedented sacrifices for the right to self-determination.
He said, Kashmiri’s environment is nothing but struggle, determination and sacrifices. The global advocates of the regional peace in south Asia must underscore that the United Nations itself promised the people of Kashmir the opportunity to express their wishes regarding their governance and the international status of their country through a free and fear plebiscite. Even absent that recognition of the right to determine their status, the Kashmiri people meet all international law tests for the right to self determination.
Waza reiterated that Kashmir is a powder keg, lingering international dispute, a nuclear flash point in south Asia, basically a simple political issue involving the future of people of Kashmir who have to decide its course through a promised plebiscite but the chauvinism of the Indian rulers rendered this dispute complicated and confounded.
Waza maintained that Kashmir dispute has consumed more than 5 lakh lives only from 1947. Kashmir which is having 5000 year old history was an independent country till it lost it’s sovereignty at the hands of Mughals on 1585 A.D. There after Mughals came Afghans then Sikhs then Dogras and now worlds so called largest democracy has occupied it through its military might.
Waza has called upon leadership of the World preeminence’s to put pressure on India to help in resolving the longstanding Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris aspirations.
“We believe that there are three parties which have a legitimate interest in finding a solution to the Kashmir problem namely the Indian government, the Pakistan government and the Kashmiri people and their representatives, and therefore that all three should be fully involved”, he added.
Waza said that permanent peace couldn’t be established in South Asia without amicable solution of the Kashmir dispute. He expressed the hope that the international community would take keen interest in the settlement of the dispute.
He said that the Indian troops and police personnel had been committing the worst human rights violations in Kashmir and appealed the international human rights organizations to take notice of the rights abuses.
He said that the occupation authorities had placed the popular pro-freedom leadership under house arrest and was using different tactics to suppress the ongoing liberation movement but they would never succeed in their nefarious designs.
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