Brussals-based Kashmir Council Europe (KC-EU) Ali Raza Syed has said that Kashmiris would not give up their right to self-determination promised by the international community. In a statement issued from Brussels on the Right to Self Determination Day observed on January 5, the Chairman KC-EU said, the UN resolution on January 5, 1949 provides a base for settlement of the Kashmir dispute while India’s adverse attitude had been an obstacle to settlement of the Kashmir dispute.
It is unfortunate that the world body has also failed to implement its resolutions, resulting in the continued sufferings of the Kashmiri people. The UN Security Council’s resolution calls for an internationally supervised plebiscite in the entire territory of Jammu and Kashmir, he said and added that the State of Jammu and Kashmir was to obtain independence in August 1947 under the partition formula but Indian forces illegally captured two third of the territories of Jammu and Kashmir in October 1947.
Ali Raza Syed added that peace in South Asia was connected with the settlement of Kashmir conflict. The region will not witness of the peace and prosperity until the resolution of this issue, he underlined. He said, all of the Indian acts including constant occupation, genocide of Kashmiris, extra judicial killings of the innocent people, revocation of special status and merging Jammu and Kashmir into its federal territory in August 2019 and modifying domicile rules in the occupied Kashmir are illegal and inhuman. Ali Raza said, the Indian occupation should be ended.