AJK President hopes UNGA chief to play role in early resolution of Kashmir dispute


New York, September 30 (KMS): Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry has expressed the optimism that the newly elected President of the UN General Assembly Csaba Korosi would play his due role in resolving the much delayed global issue of Kashmir that happens to be one of the oldest unresolved disputes pending on the UN agenda.

While congratulating the newly elected President Korosi on assuming charge of his office, the AJK President said in New York on Friday, “We hope that the President Korosi will redouble his efforts to resolve the Kashmir issue and help Kashmiris achieve their fundamental rights promised to them by the UN through a dozen of its resolutions,” said a press release issued by AJK President office. The Kashmir dispute, he said, was not only one of the oldest unresolved issues but also an unfinished agenda of the partition of the Indian subcontinent.

Referring to Kashmiris’ decades-long struggle for right to self-determination, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry said that it was high time that the newly elected president should use his diplomatic clout to get the dispute resolved on the universally accepted principle of right to self-determination.

While urging Korosi to take notice of the stepped-up human rights violations in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, he said that India’s August 5, 2019 unilateral decision had only led to further violations and deterioration of the human rights situation in the UN recognised disputed territory.

Meanwhile, the AJK President is scheduled to address a rally in Brooklyn, New York on Sunday.

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