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    Mohammad Ibrahim Khan was sworn in for a third term as President of Pakistan-held Kashmir in Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, on Thursday (5 June).

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    Mohammad Ibrahim Khan was sworn in for a third term as President of Pakistan-held Kashmir in Muzaffarabad, Kashmir, on Thursday (5 June). In his inaugural speech he promised to keep the Kashmir dispute alive as an international issue.

    Mr. Ibrahim said after his inauguration by the Chief Justice of Azad Kashmir, Mr. Mohammad Yusuf, that he pledged to carry on an active struggle to "liberate" Indian-held Kashmir, saying it was useless to take the dispute over the divided Himalayan territory back to the United Nations.

    Mr. Ibrahim, who was the first President of the Pakistan part of Kashmir during the war with India in 1947-43, won a landslide victory in the Presidential elections on 18 May. The present four party alliance of Azad Kashmir and the new regime, have the support of President Bhutto's People's Party in Pakistan.

    SYNOPSIS: The people of that part of Kashmir which is administered by Pakistan, flocked into the capital, Muzaffarabad, on Thursday for the inauguration of their new President, Siradar Mohammad Ibrahim Khan. On May the eighteenth, he had been elected by a landslide majority for a third term of office.

    For the first time, women had been allowed to take part in the campaign, and they packed one side of the Neelum Stadium to witness the ceremony. Mr. Ibrahim served his first term as President of Kashmir during the war with India in nineteen forty-seven to forty-eight.

    Mr. Ibrahim was sworn in by the Chief Justice of Azad Kashmir, Mr. Mohammad Yusuf. In a speech following the inauguration, the new President promised that he could keep the dispute over Kashmir's self-determination alive as an international issue. He thought that if they could persuade international opinion to demand self-determination alive as an international issue. He thought that if they could persuade international opinion to demand self-determination for Kashmir, then the day of re-unification would ultimately come.

    He pledged himself to continue an active struggle to "liberate" the Indian-held part of Kashmir, but thought it pointless to take it to the United Nations again.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA6XN1268T82U04U9SZXHBZ6VSN
    Media URN:
    VLVA6XN1268T82U04U9SZXHBZ6VSN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/06/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:22:00
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    N/A

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