‘Kashmiris had decided accession to Pakistan on July 19, 1947’

Srinagar, July 19 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations, describing July 19 as an important day of the Kashmir history, said that in 1947 the people of Kashmir had decided their accession to Pakistan even before the partition of Indian sub-continent

On 19th July in 1947, genuine representatives of the Kashmiris unanimously passed the resolution of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan during a meeting of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference at the residence of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan in Aabi Guzar area of Srinagar.

The All Parties Hurriet Conference Incharge Human Rights Bureau Zamrooda Habib in a press release issued in Srinagar condemned the incessant increase in the killing spree of the innocent people of Kashmir especially the youth for their legitimate demand for Right to Self Determination since the partition of India in 1947. The human rights activist belonging to All Parties Hurriat Conference while paying rich tributes to the martyrs of Shopian said that our youth have been pushed to the wall by inflicting atrocities, physical violence, moral degradation and denial of their fundamental rights including right to dignity, right to free travel, right to speak, right to worship, right to get education etc. She urged the United Nations Secretary General to take serious cognizance of the war crimes committed by Indian occupation forces in the internationally accepted disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir and help resolve Kashmir issue as per wishes and aspirations of the people.

The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irafani in a statement issued in Srinagar said that on July 19, 1947 the Kashmiri people had associated their future with Pakistan.  He said that the people of Kashmir, expressing their love and political future with Pakistan every year observe July 19 as Accession to Pakistan Day.

The spokesman of Jammu and Kashmir National Front in his statement, terming 19th July as a defining moment in the Kashmir’s history, said that it was on this historic date when Kashmiri leadership unanimously decided to link their future with yet to born state of Pakistan. Highlighting the significance of the day, he said that the resolution adopted a month before the creation of Pakistan demonstrated Kashmiris’ unconditional love for Pakistan.

Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Employees Movement, Imtiaz Ahmad Wani said that representatives of the Kashmiris unanimously passed the resolution of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan on this day in 1947. He also expressed concern over the fresh killing spree in the territory by the Indian troops and urged the world community to put pressure on India to settle the lingering Kashmir dispute. He said that the history was witness that freedom movements could not be suppressed through brute force.

Vice Chairman of Tehreek-e-Istaqlal Jammu Kashmir, Mushtaq Ahmed Butt and General Secretary, Abdul Hameed said that Kashmiris are still struggling to fulfill the incomplete agenda of the partition. He added that the stable Pakistan is inevitable not only for Jammu and Kashmir, but for the entire Muslim Ummah.

The spokesman of Tehreek-e-Wahdat-e-Islami Jammu and in a statement issued in Srinagar said that Jammu and Kashmir was geographically, historically, culturally and religiously was linked to Pakistan, therefore, the Kashmiris adopted the resolution a month before the creation of Pakistan.

He said that the decision of the Kashmiris was according to the principles of the partition of subcontinent but India invaded Kashmir against the will of the Kashmiri people and forcibly occupied it.

Hurriyat leader, Manzoor Ahmed Gazi said in a statement said that July 19 had the significant importance in the history of Kashmir. People of Kashmir paid huge and unprecedented sacrifices for implementation of UN resolutions promised to them, he added.

Other Hurriyat leaders and organizations, including Prof Abddul Ghani Butt, Shabbir Ahmad Dar, Yasmeen Raja, Abdul Ahad Parra, Dr Musaib, Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Jammu and Kashmir Political Resistance Movement, Shamim Shawl, Syed Aijaz Rehmani, Mushtaq Ahmad Butt and Abdul Hameed Lone in their statements said that the decision of 19th July 1947 was a testimony to the fact that the people of Kashmir had linked their future with Pakistan.

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