Rallies in AJK mark Right to Self-Determination Day.

MUZAFFARABAD -- A large number of people took to the streets in many cities and towns of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Thursday to remind the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) of its Jan 5, 1949 resolution envisaging right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people.

In Muzaffarabad, a rally was taken out from Burhan Wani Chowk under the aegis of Pasban-i-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir (PHJK), an organisation of post-1989 migrants from India Held Kashmir, to mark the Right to Self Determination Day.

Participants of the rally, who included men, women and children, were carrying banners and placards, inscribed with slogans eulogising the determination of the freedom seeking Kashmiris in the face ofIndia's intransigence.

Ironically, there was no representation of any ruling or opposition legislator in the rally held in the state capitalto commemoratethe adoption of the Jan5, 1949 UNSC resolution.

The rally concluded outside the UN Military Observers Mission in Domel, where a six-member delegation, led by PHJK chief Uzair Ahmed Ghazali, presented a memorandum.

Earlier, speaking to the participants, Mr Ghazali said that the purpose of the rally was to remind the international community, mainly the UN, of their commitments to the Kashmiris regarding a free, fair and impartial plebiscite whereby they could decide...

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