Jan 5, 1949: What stops you from implementing resolutions, Geelani to UN

Jan 5, 1949: What stops you from implementing resolutions, Geelani to UN

‘Suppressed people losing faith in the world body’

Muslim Khawateen Markaz activists hold protest at Lal Chowk on Wednesday. Photo: Muzamil Mattoo

SRINAGAR: Chairman Hurriyat Conference (G) Syed Ali Geelani on Wednesdays said India cannot deny the legitimacy and authenticity of the UN resolution which “stand witness that political destiny of Jammu and Kashmir is yet to be decided”.
In a statement issued here, Geelani said UN resolutions form base (for our struggle) and guarantee the peaceful and amicable solution of issue as per the aspirations of people of Jammu and Kashmir. Commenting on the resolution passed on 5th January, 1949, Geelani said even after seven decades these resolutions are viable and provide a peaceful and durable solution for the vexed and longstanding issue (of Kashmir).
He expressed dismay over the role of UNO saying “it is painful that this institution has failed to implement its resolutions”. “Though the UN has done a commendable job in the fields of poverty, malnutrition, and social issues, but unfortunately it couldn’t contain the arrogant forces like India which is trampling all ethics in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
“The January 5, 1949 resolution is a clear binding on both India and Pakistan to fulfill their commitment of resolving Kashmir issue according to the wishes and aspirations of the people through a peaceful referendum,” he said.
The Hurriyat (G) chairman said the “suppressed” people are losing their faith in the world institution and are forced to adopt “other means of resistance” which may have drastic repercussions. Citing examples of Croatia, East Timor and South Sudan, Geelani said “if UN can settle these issues what is the reason that the longest pending issue is ignored and brushed under carpet”. “The unresolved Kashmir is a bone of contention between the two nuclear powers and if UN fails to play its role in solving this grave human issue, not only the Indo-Pak subcontinent but the global peace and stability is under sever threat,” Geelani said.

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