KABUL, Afghanistan: In connection with the Right to Self-Determination Day, the Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul on Tuesday organized a simple and dignified commemoration event to express solidarity and support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their peaceful struggle for the right to self-determination.
While addressing the event, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Afghanistan Mansoor Ahmad Khan said that the right to self-determination was the most fundamental human right of the people as enshrined in the UN Declaration on Human Rights and several other human rights covenants.
However, despite the lapse of 72 years, the UN resolutions re-affirming the international commitment to the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people remain unimplemented.
The ambassador added that for the past 72 years, the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) have continued to suffer from denial of fundamental human rights causing them immense suffering. He said that the post-2019 unilateral measures in the IIOJK, the unabated oppression against the people, and denial of basic freedoms has reached unprecedented levels.
“Today while observing the Right to Self-Determination Day of Kashmiris, Pakistan and its people reiterate their political, moral, and diplomatic support for the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir as enshrined in the resolutions of the United Nations,” he said.
The ambassador said that the International Community should take effective measures for the implementation of the UN resolution for the realization of the right to self-determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.