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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.

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The right of self determination day reiterates the long cherished demand of the Kashmiris that
The Townsville Mums and Babies Program is evidence of actualization of self determination in achieving positive outcomes in addressing Indigenous disadvantage and empowering Indigenous mothers to take control of their health.
The rallies were taken out to observe the right to self determination day, which the people of Jammu and Kashmir inhibiting both sides of the line of control and remaining parts of the world observed with the renewal of the pledge to continue the struggle with full vigor till the achievement of their legitimate right of self determination committed and enshrined through the historic U.N resolutions on Kashmir passed this day in 1949 by the world community.
No power on earth can snatch the will of Kashmiri people for their legitimate and undeniable right for self determination,' President Khan said while addressing a conference organized by Jamaat Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir at its headquarters located at Khana near Islamabad to mark the Kashmiri Right to Self Determination Day on Saturday.
Prime Minister Azad Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan while addressing the rally said that people of Jammu and Kashmir had been struggling for their birth right to self determination for the past seven decades which was guaranteed by the United Nations.
No power on earth can snatch the will of Kashmiri people for their legitimate and undeniable right for self determination,' President Khan said while addressing a conference hosted by Jamaat Islami Azad Jammu and Kashmir at its headquarters located at Khana area to mark the Kashmiris Right to Self Determination Day.
The Right to Self Determination Day is observed every year to highlight different aspects of the Kashmir
ISLAMABAD -- Central Information Secretary PTI, Dr Shireen Mazari has saluted Kashmiri people for sacrificing generations in their rejection of Indian Occupation and right to self determination.
MIRPUR (AJK) -- Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has said that India must realize that the Kashmiri people cannot be deprived of their inalienable right to self determination and freedom through military might.
ISLAMABAD, February 04, 2011 (Frontier Star): Federal Minister for Education Sardar Aseff Ahmad Ali said that Kashmir dispute has to be resolved in any case and India must come forward for dialogue to resolve Kashmiris just demand of right to self determination. In connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day to be marked on February 5, the federal minister said that Kashmiris struggle for securing right to self-determination will be taken to its logical conclusion.
The Minister said the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir are under the Indian occupation for the last seven decades and striving for the right to self determination adding that the international community should come forward to resolve the longstanding issue of Kashmir.

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