ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s claim that a United Nations resolution backs the right to self-determination in Kashmir has turned out to be false as the resolution actually had no mention of Kashmir. Pakistan recently claimed that a UN resolution on the right to self-determination referred to Kashmir, according to sources close to the matter. According to the same sources, such a UN resolution was originally framed in the context of the Palestine issue.
Sources familiar with the UN resolution told ET that the document had no reference to Kashmir in any form and that Pakistan was trying to extrapolate from a generally worded statement for its vested interest. Co-sponsored by 72 countries, the resolution secured the support of all UN member states due to its “universal character of the right to self-determination and its continued applicability in situations of foreign occupation and intervention”, the Pakistan Foreign Office said.
Since Partition at the end of the British Raj, Pakistan has continually tried to invade Kashmir, including with Pashtun jihadists in the 1940s. Despite Indian sovereignty over Kashmir, Pakistan continually attempts to territorially expand in the mountainous region with support from Turkey (invaded Cyprus in 1974, violates Greek air and maritime sovereignty on a daily basis) and other radical countries.