‘Accession to Pakistan Day’ marked across country

ISLAMABAD, July 19 (APP): Accession to Pakistan Day was marked across the country on Tuesday showing condemning the Indian brutalities in occupied Kashmir and showing solidarity towards the Kashmiris for their right to the self determination.

Public and private organizations arranged seminars, conferences and discussion programmes in connection with the day and condemned the Indian forces’ brutalities in occupied Kashmir.

All Parties Hurriyet conference titled ‘Bleeding Kashmir; Call for Attention’ was arranged in Islamabad by Kashmir Youth Forum and other stakeholder in connection with Accession to Pakistan Day.

The speakers in a unanimous resolution condemned the killings of innocent Kashmiri people in occupied Kashmir by Indian forces and urged the government to call a joint session of the Parliament to covey a strong message to the international community that “Pakistan stands with Kashmiris in their just cause”.

They also called for arranging separate conferences to highlight Kashmir issue at national and international level.
The conference of International Union of Journalists should also be called to adopt strategy against attacks on journalists in occupied Kashmir, they demanded.

The resolution demanded release of political prisoners and lifting ban on the visit of political delegations.

Leader of the House in Senate, Raja Zafarul Haq, said the
international community, Organization of Islamic Countries (OIC), United Nations and Human Rights Council will not come forward to resolve Kashmir issue unless Pakistan makes the Kashmir issue an important part of its national agenda.

He said the government has to change its policies regarding India on trade and other matters to make the Indian government realize that we cannot compromise on the killing of innocent Kashmiris.

Kashmir Committee’s head, Maulana Fazl ur Rehman, Member National Assembly, Ijaz ul Haq, Senator Sherry Rehman, Former Ambassador Masood Khan,
Representative, Jamat i Islami, Sameeha Raheel, Renowned Journalist, Hamid Mir, leaders of APHC and others spoke on the occasion.

Every year, Accession to Pakistan day is celebrated by Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and Pakistan.

On July 19, 1947, the Kashmiris adopted a historic resolution from the platform of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference in Srinagar, demanding accession of the state of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in accordance with the Partition Plan and two nation theory.

The resolution reflected the aspirations of the majority of the people of Jammu and Kashmir to protect their religious, economic and political rights.

Kashmiris want that India should withdraw its forces from the occupied territory and allow the people to decide their own destiny in accordance with the resolutions of United Nations (UN) but India had been denying them this right.
Consequently the freedom struggle launched by Kashmiris is still going on unabated. Kashmir issue has also become a flash point for the international community.

Black Day against the recent atrocities being committed by the Indian Occupied forces in the Indian Held Kashmir would also be observed on Wednesday.