Tehran (IP) - The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran arranged a ceremony on the eve of the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations’ commitment to Kashmir Self- Determination Day through a plebiscite.

Iran PressIran News: In a statement the Pakistani Embassy issued on Wednesday, it marked the 73rd anniversary of the United Nations’ commitment that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute would be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite under the UN auspices.

"In case of Jammu and Kashmir, the right of self-determination has been guaranteed through several UN Security Council and UN Commission Resolutions which establish that the final settlement of the Kashmir dispute was only possible through free and fair plebiscite which allow the people of Kashmir to exercise their right to self-determination." 

India has promulgated new domicile rules and introduced amendments in land ownership laws to alter the demographic structure of the occupied territory in clear violation of the international law including the UN Charter, relevant UN Security Council resolutions, and the 4th Geneva Convention, according to the embassy. 

The statement recalled that Pakistan unveiled a Comprehensive Dossier on 12 September 2021, comprising irrefutable evidence of Indian human rights violations in IIOJK.  

Elsewhere in the statement, the Pakistani embassy referred to the Palestinian issue and the necessity of plebiscite there: "We believe that the only viable solution to the situation in Palestine is the creation of an independent State of Palestine with pre-1967 borders and Al-Quds Al-Sharif as its capital." 

"We thank the Supreme Leader, the entire Iranian leadership and the brotherly nation of Iran for their unflinching support to the people of Kashmir and to the just and peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute," the statement said.    

The United Nations must live up to its promise of granting the right to self-determination to Kashmiris, the statement stressed: "It must urge India to allow UN Fact Finding Mission to IIOJK to investigate the reports of grave human rights violations."  

The ceremony was held on Wednesday, January 5, 2022, to observe solidarity with the innocent Kashmiris of the Indian-occupied Kashmir, with Zeib Tayyeb, Charge d'affairs of Pakistan Embassy in Tehran reading the statement.

India and Pakistan have been at loggerheads over the Jammu and Kashmir region Since they divided two independent countries in 1947. Part of this land is under the control of India and the other part is under the control of Pakistan. 

On August 5, 2019, the Parliament of India voted in favor of a resolution tabled by Home Minister Amit Shah to revoke the temporary special status, or autonomy, granted under Article 370 of the Indian Constitution to Jammu and Kashmir.


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