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Kashmiris on both sides of LoC observing Accession to Pakistan Day today

Kashmiris on both sides of LoC observing Accession to Pakistan Day today
July 19, 2022 Web Desk

MUZAFFARABAD (KMS) - Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LOC) and across the world are observing the Accession to Pakistan Day, today, with a renewed pledge to continue the struggle for freedom from Indian occupation and complete merger of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) with Pakistan.

In Muzaffarabad, a rally was organized by Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in Muzaffarabad to renew and ratify the resolution of accession to Pakistan passed on 19 July 1947 in Srinagar. A large number of people including children participated in the rally and raised slogans in favour of Pakistan and freedom of Kashmir. They marched on the main highway from Gharipan Chowk to Burhan Wani Shaheed Chowk.

Addressing the protest demonstration, speakers said that even after 74 years, the people of Jammu and Kashmir are adhered to the content of resolution of July 19, 1947.

“The historic resolution was a practical expression of the ideological and intellectual commitment of Kashmiri Muslims to Pakistan,” they reiterated. The resolution, they added, was the expression of wishes and aspirations of the dominant Muslim majority of Jammu and Kashmir.

Among those who attended the rally included Uzair Ahmad Ghazali, Mushtaq-ul-Islam, Abdul Aziz Alvi, Usman Ali Hashim, Bilal Ahmad Farooqui, Muhammad Iqbal Awan, Ali Muhammad Butt, Chaudhry Muhammad Ismail, Raja Zakheer Khan, Muhammad Ismail Khan, Aslam Awan, Dr Muhammad Manzoor, Chaudhry Muhammad Riaz, Raja Zaheer Khan, Riaz Ahmed Awan and Faizan Riasat.

On 19th July in 1947, genuine representatives of the Kashmiris unanimously passed the resolution of Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan during a meeting of the All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference at the residence of Sardar Muhammad Ibrahim Khan in Aabi Guzar area of Srinagar.

The historic resolution called for the Accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to Pakistan in view of its existing religious, geographical, cultural and economic proximity to Pakistan and aspirations of millions of Kashmiri Muslims. The development had come almost a month before the creation of two sovereign states of Pakistan and India under the Partition Plan of the British Indian colony on August 14 and 15 respectively, the same year.

As per the understanding behind the Partition Plan, the Princely States were free to accede to either of the two newly established countries. The decision of 19th July 1947 was a testimony to the fact that the people of Kashmir had linked their future with Pakistan. They took the decision of joining Pakistan to protect their political religious, social, cultural and economic rights, as they were well aware of their fate under Hindus who had deep seated animosity for Muslims in Jammu and Kashmir.