It was on January 5, 1949, when the United Nations Commission for India and Pakistan adopted a resolution that guaranteed the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination through an independent referendum.
The day is observed every year by Kashmir to invite the attention of the international community and the United Nations towards the early grant of the right to self-determination to Kashmir through the implementation of the historic resolutions on Kashmir passed this day.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the rest of the world observe the right to self-determination day on January 5, with the renewal of the pledge to continue their ongoing indigenous struggle with full vigor.
Pakistan observes the Kashmir Solidarity Day express support for the Kashmiri brethren and remind the international community of its commitments made to the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The day will be marked by various activities including rallies, seminars, and conferences across the world to remind the UN that it must implement its relevant resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute to save the Kashmiris from Indian brutalities.
President Dr. Arif Alvi has said in his message that no Indian attempt will succeed in misleading the international community and glossing over India’s state-terrorism being perpetrated with shameless impunity in IIOJK.
Prime Minister Imran Khan while reminding the world community that it cannot abandon its moral and legal responsibilities towards Kashmiris has stated that durable peace in South Asia is contingent upon peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with international legitimacy.
He said: “While observing 5th of January as the Right to Self-Determination Day for the Kashmiris, we reiterate our commitment to uphold the fundamental human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and pay homage to the Kashmiris’ just struggle spanning over more than seven decades. We are commemorating this day to remind the world community that it cannot abandon its moral and legal responsibilities towards the Kashmiri people.”
The UNSC commitment of a UN-supervised plebiscite in Kashmir remains unfulfilled as the Hindutva Modi govt brazenly violates UNSC resolutions, int humanitarian laws & int conventions incl 4th Geneva Convention; & commits war crimes by seeking to alter status & demography of IIOJK
— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) January 5, 2022
He pointed out that the right to self-determination was granted to the Kashmiris by the United Nations and cannot be unilaterally denied by India.