APHC-AJK holds seminar on Accession to Pakistan Day

Srinagar, July 19, 2013 (PPI-OT): The All Parties Hurriyet Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter held a seminar in connection with the “Accession to Pakistan Day”, today. Convener Syed Yousuf Naseem presided over the seminar while President of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Party, Sardar Khalid Ibrahim, was chief guest on the occasion.

The day is observed by the Kashmiri people in renewal of the historical resolution of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan passed by the people of Jammu and Kashmir through their representative organization, All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference, in 1947 in Srinagar, demanding accession of the territory to Pakistan.

Addressing the seminar, the speakers threw light on Accession to Pakistan Day Resolution passed on July 19, 1947, describing it their destination and pledged to continue peaceful struggle to achieve this objective.

They said that the people of Kashmir were continuously struggling for securing their right to self-determination. They said that India had forcibly occupied Kashmir against the will of Kashmiri people but one day it will have to vacate the territory because the use of brute force couldn’t weaken their freedom sentiment.

The speakers included the former AJK prime minister, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry, JI leader, Maulana Noorul Bari, Syed Akram Shah, Muhammad Sagheer Chughtai, Maulana Ghulam Nabi Nowsheri, Ziaul Hassan Butt, Khalid Gurdezi, Mushtaq Mehmood, Ejaz Rehmani and Muhammad Rafique.

The seminar was attended among others by Mehmood Ahmad Saghar, Mir Tahir Masood, Manzoorul Haq Butt, Sheikh Muhammad Yaqoob, Nisar Mirza, Hassan Al-Bana, Muzaffar Hussain Shah, Altaf Hussain Wani, Daud Khan Yousufzai, Abdul Majeed Malik, Raja Khadim Hussain, Abdul Hameed Lone, Abdul Mateen, Syed Abdullah Gilani and Altaf Ahmad Butt.

A resolution passed on the occasion reaffirmed the Kashmiris’ resolve to continue their struggle till the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan. It condemned the desecration of holy Quran and killing of peaceful protesters in Ramban area of occupied Kashmir.

The resolution demanded impartial investigation into the recent revelation by a former minister of Indian home ministry that Parliament and Mumbai attacks were carried out by the government of India. It urged the government of Pakistan to raise the issue at the international fora so that justice could be provided to those convicted in the Indian Parliament and Mumbai attacks.

The resolution called for inclusion of Kashmiris’ genuine leadership in the dialogue process between Pakistan and India to make it meaningful and result-oriented. Demanding repeal of draconian laws from occupied Kashmir, the resolution paid glowing tributes to the Kashmiri martyrs and reiterated to continue their mission till complete success.

Meanwhile, the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference held a function in Rawalpindi to mark the “Accession to Pakistan Day”. The party General Secretary and Member Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly, Mehrunnissa, chaired the function.

The speakers on the occasion reiterated the pledge to continue their struggle till taking the movement to its logical conclusion. They also condemned

On the other hand, the APHC leader, Yasmeen Raja, in a statement in Srinagar said that the “Accession to Pakistan Day” resolution passed on July 19, 1947, in Srinagar was of enormous importance. She said that the Kashmir dispute was the unfinished agenda of partition of Indian subcontinent.

She said that Pakistan had always extended moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their just struggle for right to self-determination and expressed the hope that it would continue its support till the Kashmir dispute was settled in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations.

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