The adoption by the UNGA of a resolution sponsored by Pakistan, a hope for the people of Kashmir: FO


The United Nations General Assembly in New York. Photo: Radio Pakistan
  • Pakistan’s proposed “universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determination” was adopted by consensus by the UN.
  • The resolution was co-sponsored by 72 countries from all regions.
  • The resolution unequivocally supports the right to self-determination of the people of Kashmir.

ISLAMABAD: The Foreign Ministry said on Friday that the adoption of a Pakistan-sponsored resolution by consensus of the United Nations General Assembly will provide the Indian people of illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) “with hope in their just struggle for self-determination and freedom from Indian oppression and occupation ”.

The Pakistan-sponsored resolution entitled “Universal realization of the right of peoples to self-determinationwas adopted by consensus by the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

It has been co-sponsored by 72 countries from all regions.

“The resolution unequivocally supports the right to self-determination of all peoples subject to subjugation, foreign domination and foreign occupation,” FO said. This includes residents of illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir.

The OP said that due to the universality of the right to self-determination and its continued applicability in situations of foreign occupation and intervention, the resolution won the support of all UN member states. .

“This annual affirmation of the General Assembly serves to preserve the legitimacy of the struggle for the freedom of peoples under colonial and foreign occupation,” he said.

The FO said the adoption of the resolution offered hope that fates would be decided in accordance with the principles of justice enshrined in the United Nations Charter, United Nations resolutions and international law.


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