“In consistence with their policy that in the case of any State where the issue of accession has been the subject of dispute the question of accession should be decided in accordance with the wishes of the people of the State, it is my Government’s wish that as soon as law and order have been restored in Kashmir and her soil cleared of the invader, the question of State’s accession should be settled by a reference to the people”.
Lord Mountbatten, Governor General of India, replies to Maharaja’s (alleged) request for accession to India, October 27, 1947.
“The Governments of India and Pakistan:
“…… Reaffirm their acceptance of the principle that 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 under the auspices of the UN”
UN Mediator Dr. E. Graham’s proposals to UN September 7, 1951.
Statement in which he had said that the AFSPA has become a symbol of excessive state power and has resulted in consuming innocent lives in Jammu and Kashmir , the pro-liberation Kashmiri leadership has expressed the hope that the world community would now put pressure on India to revoke AFSPA and other laws from Jammu and Kashmir. called for repeal of all draconian laws, including Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), Jammu and Kashmir Disturbed Areas Act (DAA) and Public Safety Act (PSA) from the territory.
UN Special Rapporteur on Extrajudicial, Summary or Arbitrary Executions to Kashmir Valley, Christof Heyns
“Today the major duties of the elite of the Islamic Ummah is to provide help to the Palestinian nation and the besieged people of Gaza, to sympathise and provide assistance to the nations of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Kashmir, to engage in struggle and resistance against the aggressions of the United States and the Zionist regime, to safeguard the solidarity of Muslims and stop tainted hands and mercenary voices that try to damage this unity, to spread awakening and the sense of responsibility and commitment among Muslim youth throughout Islamic communities,”
Ayatollah Seyed Ali Hosseini Khamenei, Iranian Supreme Leader
“I seize the opportunity of this meeting to reiterate our solidarity with the Kashmiri people and reaffirm our strong support for the struggle they wage to gain their legitimate rights,…….. As on the previous occasions, we continue to reaffirm our strong and principled position that the Jammu and Kashmir dispute has one inevitable path to ride, which is the path of negotiations towards a peaceful solution of this long-lasting conflict. A peaceful settlement of the dispute would certainly serve the people of both India and Pakistan and the overall interests of South Asia as well. We are therefore hopeful for constructive and successful bilateral negotiations between India and Pakistan through which a final solution aiming at respecting the will and rights of the people in Jammu and Kashmir could be achieved,”
H.E Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, OIC General Secretary,
22 September 2012.