The UN General Assembly Resolution 2649 (30 November 1970) on Self Determination- Principle and The Law reads: 1. Affirms the legitimacy of the struggle of peoples under colonial and alien domination recognized as being entitled to the right of self-determination to restore to themselves that right by any means at their disposal;
Whether we like it or not, fact however, is that since the Simla Agreement both India and Pakistan have tried to resolve the Kashmir dispute bilaterally without any reference to international forums or third party mediation. I would not say that the Simla Agreement has superseded the UN Resolutions; however bitter fact is that these Resolutions, at least, provided the people of Jammu and Kashmir a right to either accede to India or Pakistan. The Simla Agreement has even denied people of Jammu and Kashmir that limited right; and empowered the both governments to determine ‘a final settlement of Jammu and Kashmir’.