Kashmir Black Day
The Embassy of Pakistan held a seminar in connection with ‘Black Day’ (27th October 1947) when the Indian Occupying Forces first set their foot in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). The event was well attended. A latest Video Documentary about the ongoing brutalities in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) was shown to the audience. The gathering was addressed by prominent Pakistani/Kashmiri community members, who highlighted the current human crisis in IOK with continues curfew for more than 100 days and killing/injuring scores of people by the Indian Occupation Forces. The speakers paid rich tribute to the people of IOK for their indigenous struggle for their inherit right of self-determination.
Ambassador Jauhar Saleem read out the messages of President and Prime Minister of Pakistan to the audience and in his remarks he said that the brutal use of force by the Indian Occupying Forces have totally failed to suppress the indigenous struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right of self-determination. He added that IOK has the highest rate of military presence in the world as for every seven Kashmiris there was one Indian soldier. He added that the dispute of Jammu & Kashmir was one of the oldest unresolved issues on the agenda of the United Nations on which it has passed resolution. The non-implementation of the UN resolutions are not only a big question mark on the credibility of the UN itself but is also a test for the international community.
The Ambassador also touched upon the recent cease fire violations of India along the Pak-India Border resulting in killing of innocent civilians. He said such actions of India combined with sponsoring of terrorist/separatist elements in Pakistan are highly detrimental to the already strained relations between the two countries.
At the end the guests were served with Pakistani cuisine.