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Self-determination day January 5th, 2009

We haven't given up. A promise was made to the people of Kashmir on January 5, 1949. 


Having received from the Governments of India and Pakistan in Communications, dated December 23 and December 25, 1948, respectively their acceptance of the following principles which are supplementary to the Commission's Resolution of August 13, 1948;

1. The question of the accession of the State of Jammu and Kashmir to India or Pakistan will be decided through the democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite;

...[source: click here]

On January 5th, show that you await the fulfillment of that promise. Observe the self-determination day.

For More information..
1. Mirwaiz Umar Farooq's appeal 
2. Archive at Mount Holyoke College 1 
3. Archive at Mount Holyoke College 2
4. Archive at Mount Holyoke College 3


  1. Good luck to the self-determination day :) Hope all the protests go peaceful and nobody gets injured !

  2. Its true that the there was a resolution passed on 5th January allowing Kashmiris to choose accession with Inidia or Pakistan.But The fact is that this resolution prohibits Kashmiris to opt for independence and this reolution was moved after the Pakistan asked UN to change the"Kashmir Issue" to India-Pakistan Question through a letter written by the First Foreign Muinister Zafarullah Khan. Instead of January 5 KAshmiris should celebrate 13 August as Right of Self dtermination Day.On 13 August 1948 UN Resolution was passed allowing Kashmiris to "decide their future status" through a plebiscite.This was the resolution which was changed on 5th Januray 1949 by limiting KAshmiris to accestion with India or Pakistan