SRINAGAR: The United Nations has ‘terribly’ failed to implement its resolutions calling for resolution of Kashmir issue and has virtually allowed to India to suppress voice of people, Kashmir High Court Bar Association president Mian Qayoom said.
“There are 28 Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir, which promise the holding of plebiscite in the state of J&K under the auspices of UN Security Council, but for the last 70 years, the Security Council has terribly failed to implement its resolutions and has virtually allowed India to suppress the voice of people of Kashmir in their fight for achieving the goal of self-determination,” Qayoom said while addressing protesting lawyers here.
As per the programme by joint resistance leadership, lawyers staged a protest demonstration outside High Court premises and demanded resolution of Kashmir in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions, “so that the people can decide about their future and peace and tranquillity is established in the sub-continent.”
Qayoom stated that India and Pakistan are both bound by the Security Council Resolutions and they are “obliged to fulfill the obligation cast by those resolutions on them, so as to relieve the people of Kashmir of the agony and the suffering which they have been made to face for the last 70 years.”
He said only because the people of Kashmir are asking for the implementation of the Security Council resolutions, Indian government and its administration were arresting and detaining the people with impunity.
“They are incarcerating people on flimsy charges or under the draconian PSA, which is not only undemocratic but also barbaric,” Qayoom said.
Paying rich tributes to Mohammad Maqbool Bhat and Mohammad Afzal Guru on their hanging anniversaries, Qayoom said that both of them sacrificed their lives for the legitimate cause of the people of Kashmir for which they will be remembered for ever.
After the culmination of the protest, executive committee of the lawyers’ met and paid glowing tributes to Bhat and Guru, a spokesman said in a statement.
He stated that both of them not only laid their lives for the cause of people of Kashmir, but played an important role in highlighting the miseries and sufferings of the people of Kashmir.
“By offering their lives exposed the Indian system of justice,” he said. The lawyers also announced to abstain from court work on 9 and 11 February. “The members (lawyers) also supported the demand of the joint resistance leadership of returning the mortal remains of the two martyrs who were hanged to death in Tihar Jail, New Delhi on 11 February 1984 and 9 February 2013.”