ISLAMABAD – The National Assembly on Tuesday unanimously passed a resolution reiterating Pakistan’s moral‚ political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people on the occasion of Kashmir Day (Wednesday), PakistanTribe.com reported.
In resolution India has been urged to withdraw its forces, release all detainees and withdraw all draconian laws from occupied Kashmir. The resolution says India should start result oriented and time bound dialogues with Pakistan and Kashmiris should also be included in the dialogue process.
The resolution moved by Chairman Special Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir dispute is based on principles which has also been acknowledged by the International community as well as United Nations in its resolutions. The Kashmiri brothers and sisters have sacrificed their lives for the right of self-determination. The final settlement of Jammu and Kashmir should be in accordance with the aspirations of Kashmiri people through an independent and fair plebiscite.
The resolution impressed upon the Indian government to include the Kashmiri people in Pakistan-India dialogue process as they are the genuine party in the dispute. It noted that the resolution of Kashmir dispute is also imperative for promotion of bilateral relations between Pakistan and India and it could bring peace to the region.
The Resolution strongly condemned Human Rights violations in occupied Kashmir and demanded of the Indian government to respect the human rights of Kashmiri peoples. Rights of Kashmir people regarding self-determination‚ speech and movement from one place to another should be respected. It also called upon India to withdraw its troops from the disputed territory besides conducting investigation into unaccounted graves. India should release all the political detainees in Occupied Kashmir and abolish all the black laws.
The resolution also called upon India to initiate result-oriented‚ meaningful and time bound dialogue process with Pakistan.
Later‚ the members while expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri people urged India to stop its persecution campaign in the held valley.
Speaking on the resolution‚ Chairman Kashmir Committee Maulana Fazlur Rehman said Pakistani nation and all its institutions always have supported the rights of self-determination of Kashmiri people. He said Pakistan observes Solidarity day with the Kashmir people on the 5th of February and this year too‚ this day will be fully observed. He said a delegation of the Kashmir Committee will present a memorandum at UN office today (Wednesday) while another delegation will go to Kohala Bridge to participate in the Human chain formed to express solidarity with the Kashmir people.