UN backs Pakistani resolution on occupied lands

Atta Ur Rehman KhanWeb Editor & Columnist

21st Nov, 2019. 01:02 am

The General Assembly unanimously approved the resolution in favor of Pakistan’s right to self-determination, The Pakistani resolution has also received support from 81 countries.
According to the details, the resolution was presented in General Assembly by Pakistan’s permanent representative in the United Nation, Munir Akram.
The resolution serves to focus the world’s attention on the struggle by peoples for their inalienable right to self-determination, including those in Kashmir and Palestine.
Presenting the draft, Mr Munir Akram highlighted the importance of the right to self-determination that enjoys primacy in international law.

The briefing was made in a reference to India’s annexation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5 when the valley was placed under a continuous repressive lockdown with internet and phone communications cutoff.

Akram said curfew and blackout, the lockdown of the civilian population, to suppress their ability to express their demand for freedom and self-determination is obviously a gross violation of human rights.

He said, many constituencies of the General Assembly and the Security Council give their rights to the people of the occupied territories. Right to self-determination is a guiding principle in the United Nations Charter and international law.

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