self-determination


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self-de·ter·mi·na·tion

(sĕlf′dĭ-tûr′mə-nā′shən)
n.
1. Determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion; free will.
2. Freedom of the people of a given area to determine their own political status; independence.

self′-de·ter′mined (-tûr′mĭnd) adj.
self′-de·ter′min·ing (-tûr′mĭ-nĭng) adj. & n.

self-determination

n
1. the power or ability to make a decision for oneself without influence from outside
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the right of a nation or people to determine its own form of government without influence from outside
ˌself-deˈtermined adj
ˌself-deˈtermining adj

self′-determina′tion



n.
1. freedom to live as one chooses, or to act or decide without consulting others.
2. freedom of a people to determine the way in which they shall be governed and whether or not they shall be self-governed.
[1670–80]
self′-deter′mined, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.self-determination - government of a political unit by its own people
autonomy, liberty - immunity from arbitrary exercise of authority: political independence
sovereignty - government free from external control
local option - freedom of a local government to determine by popular vote the applicability of a controversial law in their jurisdiction
home rule - self-government in local matters by a city or county that is part of a national government
2.self-determination - determination of one's own fate or course of action without compulsion
free will, discretion - the power of making free choices unconstrained by external agencies

self-determination

self-determination

noun
The capacity to manage one's own affairs, make one's own judgments, and provide for oneself:
Translations

self-determination

[ˌselfdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃən] Nautodeterminación f

self-determination

[ˌsɛlfdɪˌtɜːmɪˈneɪʃn] nautodeterminazione f
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RAWALPINDI -- Director General Inter-Services Public Relations Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor on Wednesday reiterated unflinching support to people in Occupied Kashmir and said Pakistan can go to any limit to support their just right to self-determination. 'Kashmir is our jugular vein and we can go to any limit for right of self-determination to people in Occupied Kashmir whatever the cost may be,' he told media persons at a news conference.
Firdous Ashiq Awan on Monday said India must not forget that the nation struggling for its right to self-determination cannot be defeated by guns.
In such a scenario, it is imperative for Pakistan to take certain measures to help stop the egregious rights abuses in IOK and take forward the issue of self-determination for Kashmiris.
MUZAFFARABAD -- AJK President Sardar Mohammad Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Mohammad Farooq Haider Khan have reiterated that Kashmiris living on this side of LoC will continue to support their brethren's in their just right to self-determination and accomplish the mission of the martyrs.
(1) Renzo claims that a proper understanding of political self-determination shows that it is often impermissible to intervene in order to establish a regime that leads to more self-determination for a group of people if that group was or would be opposed to the intervention.
The President said February 5, offered an opportunity to pay tribute to the unparalleled commitment of the Kashmiris for the attainment of the legitimate right to self-determination. The president said that the entire Pakistani nation stands with its Kashmiri brethren in their valiant struggle to achieve the legitimate right to self-determination.
Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar has said, 'We salute the unshaken commitment of Kashmiri people to their right to self-determination. The brave people of Indian-occupied Kashmir have rekindled the freedom movement with their blood and the Pakistani nation stands by them.'
Talking to APP on the eve of the Jammu Kashmir Peoples 'Right to Self-determination Day', observed on Saturday, the Chairman Kashmir Council EU said Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control (LoC) and Kashmiri diaspora abroad observe the Right to Self-determination Day on January 5 every year in order to remind the world that the UN's resolutions on Kashmir including a particular resolution on their right of self-determination remain unimplemented even after seven decades.
The United Nations General Assembly unanimously passed a Pakistan-sponsored resolution reaffirming people's right to self-determination and calling on countries to immediately cease their foreign military intervention in and occupation of foreign countries and territories, as well as acts of repression, discrimination and maltreatment.
The Third Committee of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) has unanimously passed Pakistan's resolution on the right of self-determination.
ISLAMABAD -- Condemning the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs Ali Ameen Gandapur said that Kashmiris' struggle for their legitimate right of self-determination cannot be suppressed with military might.