A peaceful protest by members of the Kashmir Study Forum and the Pakistani and Sri Lankan communities was held today outside the United Nation Office at Bauddhaloka Mawatha in Colombo to mark the Kashmir Black Day.
"The UN Secretary General is urged to encourage, facilitate and support efforts leading to a peaceful resolution of the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions. He should exercise the mandate entrusted to him by the UN Charter and the relevant international instruments to forthwith ensure the fundamental rights and freedoms of the oppressed Kashmiri people in particular their right to self-determination," the Pakistan High Commission said in a statement.
Similar peaceful assemblies appealing the world community to prevent human rights violations in the Indian-held Kashmir and holding of a plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir under the UN auspices were also held in other parts of the country including Ampara, Batticaloa and Puttalam.
The statement stated that the protesters expressed their grave concern about the ongoing killings of civilians in the towns and villages of Kashmir.
A memorandum with thousands of signatures urging UN to play its role to resolve the oldest unresolved dispute on the UN agenda since 1947 was also handed over to the UN office.
A signature campaign was also launched to raise awareness, encourage advocacy and to emphasize the centrality of the resolution of Kashmir Issue to the lasting peace and prosperity of South Asia across the Sri Lanka.
Comments - 14
Nasur Wednesday, 28 October 2015 01:55 PM
Everyone has right for self determination. Should be given to kashmiris.
Sisira Wednesday, 28 October 2015 08:55 AM
These are the extremists who threaten world peace. Kashmer will prosper under India.
Usman Wednesday, 28 October 2015 02:52 PM
They should resolve it Asp and Pakistani stance is legitimate
lankaman Wednesday, 28 October 2015 09:05 AM
India is a terrorist state
Ratna C Wednesday, 28 October 2015 10:12 AM
Rightly said! This is the harsh truth and the people of SriLanka should be watchful of these miscreants raising their ugly head in our land!
Sammy Wednesday, 28 October 2015 04:20 PM
It is Pakistan which is an International terrorist state, mind you.
Mason Tuesday, 27 October 2015 06:35 PM
Great. If same awareness is paid to local matters it would be much more welcome.
BuffaloaCitizen Tuesday, 27 October 2015 06:45 PM
No province or state in the world would want to come under Pakistan, which has now become a government that is controlled by an insidiously authoritarian army and equally criminal terrorist group. Their is no doubt that all Pakistan politicians, Pakistan Military and Pakistan based terrorist groups are one force that can be called the government of Pakistan. Sri Lanka shud not allow their soil to be manipulated by this same force for ulterior agendas.
Sammy Wednesday, 28 October 2015 04:25 PM
How about Balochistan and Ealem?
Sammy Wednesday, 28 October 2015 04:26 PM
There has been a superseding bilateral agreement between India and Pakistan and this UN Resolution is outdated. It is Pakistan which invaded Kashmir.
banda Wednesday, 28 October 2015 04:54 PM
did these SL muslims take a similar stand with the N-E issues, where does their loyalty lie.Did not see any Muslims protest against Taliban/ISIS killings
lkboy Wednesday, 28 October 2015 11:36 AM
Yes both countries must settle this matter. Even if it means a compromise.
Ali Ahsen Wednesday, 28 October 2015 12:31 PM
India should listen to the voice of Kashmirs and give them freedom right . India should send forces out of Kashmir.
Faiqjarri Wednesday, 28 October 2015 07:09 PM
We wish India behaves like democracy and without any hazitation give right of self determination to kashmiri people or else quite UN membership where resolution of kashmir is still pending and alive.....
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