Kashmir Day at Geographical Society, Berlin
The Berlin Geographical Society, the second oldest in the world, organised a Seminar on " the Jammu and Kashmir Dispute: Hurdle to peace and prosperity in South Asia" on 27 November 2013. The event was largely attended by a cross sections of German society including academicians, students and expatriate Pakistanis. Addressing the participants, Ambassador Abdul Basit has said that Pakistan was fully committed to all the resolutions passed by the UN Security Council on the Jammu and Kashmir dispute and it simply wanted their implementation so as to bring about a viable to South Asia. The Ambassador said the soul of freedom could not be suppressed indefinitely and that sooner or later the valiant people of Kashmir would get their right to self-determination. He said the people of Kashmir had rendered countless sacrifices for upholding their dignity and freedom. It is a human rights issue and not a territorial dispute and all human rights caring nations should take notice of the plight of the people of Kashmir and support and promote their just cause of Self-determination, he added. Earlier, Prof. Dr. Hermann Kreutzmann of Geographic Department, Free University, Berlin made a presentation on "Kashmir Boundaries and Contested Spaces". He delineated the historical context and the political-geographical background of the current situation in that area. A documentary film highlighting the genesis of the Kashmir dispute, human rights violations by the Indian Forces, plight of the people and their struggle for Self-determination was also screened on this occasion.

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