Kashmiris to observe ‘Accession to Pakistan Day’
18 July 2005
Mirpur: Kashmiris will observe the 59th Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan Day on Tuesday with a renewal of pledge to continue struggle for achievement of the right to self determination and to translate the idea of accession of the entire Jammu Kashmir state to Pakistan according to the spirit of the 1947 resolution. Arrangements have been made to observe the day throughout Azad Jammu Kashmir, occupied Jammu and Kashmir and in other parts of the world where Kashmiris live. The day is observed by the Jammu & Kashmir people in renewal of the historical resolution of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan passed by the people of the state through their representative organization- All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference in 1947 in Srinagar, demanding of the then Dogra rulers to materialize accession of the state to Pakistan according to wishes of majority its population. “Otherwise Kashmiris would have no option except waging armed struggle for liberation of their motherland”, the resolution said. Thereafter the Kashmiris launched a struggle according to the spirit of the resolution and the freedom struggle is continuing with full vigour for last 58 year. During last 15 years, the liberation movement attained momentum. Special ceremonies will be held in all small and major towns and cities of Kashmir for a week to highlight importance of early accession of Jammu & Kashmir state to Pakistan. In Mirpur a rally will be held in the auditorium of Kashmir Press Club under the auspices of National Events Organizing Committee. The rally will be followed by various processions to be participated by the people of all walks of life. A meeting of the National Events Organizing Committee presided over by its Chairman Ghulam Bashir Mughal here on Monday gave final touches to the program. The meeting decided to observe the day in a befitting manner. The city is being decorated with banners bearing different slogans regarding the idea of Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan.