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२१ सोमबार, फाल्गुण २०८०11th December 2023, 11:01:09 am

Kashmir Solidarity Day

२२ सोमबार , माघ २०८०एक महिना अगाडि

Kashmir Solidarity Day

Today, the Pakistan Embassy organized a Discussion Programme on “Kashmir Solidarity Day: “Undaunted Resilience in the Face of Continued Oppression”.

The event was attended by journalists, writers and analysts as well as human rights activists. On the occasion, Ambassador Abrar H Hashmi emphasized the role and response of the international community in view of numerous UNSC resolutions promising to the people of Jammu and Kashmir about their right to self-determination. He said, any court decision and legislation taking place inside India does not affect the established status of IIOJK as disputed territory. The ensuring discussion touched on the need for dialogue, taking up issues at UN and other international fora and that peace loving people of the international community must continue their role in highlighting the plight of subjugated people and impressed upon supremacy of International Law. Press release and photographs are enclosed for your kind reference and publication / due coverage in your esteemed media.

 

PRESS RELEASE

Talk Program on Kashmir Solidarity Day

Today, Pakistan Embassy organized a Discussion Programme on “Kashmir Solidarity Day:
“Undaunted Resilience in the Face of Continued Oppression”. The event was attended by journalists, writers
and analysts as well as human rights activists. Messages of the President, Prime Minister and the Foreign
Minister of Pakistan were read out.
In his message, President Dr. Arif Alvi paid tribute to the Kashmiris on their resilience in their just
struggle for the right to self-determination in the last seventy six years. Following its illegal and unilateral
actions of 5 August 2019, India's efforts have been aimed at engineering demographic and political changes
so that the Kashmiris transformed into a disempowered community in their own land. The Indian Supreme
Court's judgment of 11 December 2023 is yet another manifestation of India's desire to undermine the right
to self-determination of the Kashmiri people. President Alvi reiterated that seeking a just resolution of
Jammu and Kashmir dispute will remain a key pillar of our foreign policy. Pakistan will continue to lend
unstinted moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people till the realization of their right to
self-determination, as enshrined in UN Security Council resolutions.
In his message, Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haq Kakar reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering support to
the Kashmiri people's just struggle for realization of their right to self-determination. Prime Minister Kakar
said that in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), the iron-fisted Indian approach
frequently manifests itself in extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions and custodial torture. India has
muzzled the media and incarcerated the Kashmiri leadership and human rights defenders. India's illegal and
unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 in IIOJK were a blatant violation of international law including the UN
Charter, Fourth Geneva Convention, and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions. He demanded that
India must allow unrestricted access to the UN and OIC observers, international media and human rights
organizations to IIOJK to obtain first-hand information about the situation there; and investigate and report
human rights violations. Pakistan will continue to extend its moral, diplomatic and political support for this
just cause.
Foreign Minister Jalil Abbas Jilani renewed Pakistan’s unflinching support to Kashmiri people’s
struggle for realization of their right to self-determination. Mr. Jilani reiterated that the human rights
situation in IIOJK remains a source of grave concern to Pakistan and the rest of the world. India is denying
the Kashmiris their fundamental rights and freedoms. However, no amount of oppression can break the will
of the Kashmiris and undermine their legitimate struggle.
Ambassador Abrar H Hashmi emphasized the role and response of international community in view
of numerous UNSC resolutions promising to the people of Jammu and Kashmir about their right to self-
determination. Any court decision and legislation taking place inside India does not affect the established
status of IIOJK as disputed territory.
The ensuring discussion touched on need for dialogue, taking up issue at UN and other international
fora and that peace loving people of international community must continue their role in highlighting the
plight of subjugated people and impressed upon supremacy of International Law.
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Embassy of Pakistan
Kathmandu

05 February 2024