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Self-Determination

The political right of the majority to the exercise of power within the boundaries of a generally accepted political unit, area, or territory.

The principle of self-determination is mentioned in the United Nations Charter and has often been stressed in resolutions passed by the UN General Assembly. The concept is most often used in connection with the right of colonies to independence. It does not relate to attempts at independence by groups, such as the French Canadians or the Nagas of India, who do not possess their own sovereign states.

See: discretion, freedom, home rule, liberty
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In Mirpur a big right of self determination day rally would be held at District Court premises at 11.
He said Indian government had been usurping the right to self determination of the people by use of brutal force but despite the atrocities, India was failed to suppress the voice of the people for this right and will not succeed in the future as well.
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I support it as a highly symbolic expression of the desire of one group of people to express their rights to self determination without interference or impediment by another group of people.
The Community Self Determination Institute (CSDI), was incorporated as a non-profit organization in 1999 after more than 12 years of using the Ameri-I-Can 15-chapter, 60-80 hour, self improvement and life skills curriculum to train gang members, law enforcement officers, and educators in schools and justice systems around the country.
Special meetings would highlight the importance of early grant of the right of self determination to Jammu Kashmir people which was being suppressed and denied by India since over last 70 years, an AJK government spokesman told reporter here Monday.
They would particularly highlight the reality with the earnest demand about early grant of birth right of self determination to Kashmiris without further delay and which was being denied by India since over last 70 years because of her traditional hostile and stubborn attitude.
In her statement on 27th October Kashmir Day, she highlighted the fact that right to self determination had been enshrined as one of the basic principles of the UN Charter and the principle enshrined in UNSC and UNCIP Resolutions on Kashmir.
Talking to Radio Pakistan he said that India is denying well recognized right of self determination of Kashmiris.
Sardar Aseff said The time has arrived when Indian authorities must realize that no one can suppress the voice of Kashmiri people and snatch their self determination right with the use of force.
MIRPUR -- Kashmiris living across the Line of Control (LoC) Tuesday observed right of self determination day with renewal of pledge to continue their struggle with full fervour till achievement of their legitimate right to self determination through the UN resolutions.
MIRPUR -- People of Jammu and Kashmir inhibiting both sides of Line of Control (LoC) and rest of the world will observe the Right of Self Determination Day on January 5.