Ambassador’s Remarks on Kashmir Solidarity Day 05 February 2014

  • Welcome remarks
  • Appreciate your presence which demonstrates your support for peaceful, just and fundamental rights of Kashmiri people.
  • Kashmiris are the real link between Pakistan and Tajikistan that was established by the teaching and preaching of Hazrat Peer Syed Ali Hamadoni.

Why to observe Kashmir Solidarity Day?

  • Pakistan along with peace living people and friends like Tajikistan across the globe, observe 5th February, every year since 1991, as a day to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.
  • We are here today to remind ourselves of our religious, moral and human obligation of supporting the just struggle of the people of Kashmir for their right to the self determination, which has been deprived to them by Indian Government.
  • As per partition plan of 3rd June 1947, the Indian subcontinent was to be divided into two sovereign states, Hindu-majority areas were to form India and the Muslim –majority areas of Western provinces and east Bengal were to form part of Pakistan.
  • Accession of Kashmir being a Muslim- majority state, with 87% Muslim population was natural, however, the evil designs of its Hindu ruler, Maharaja Hari Singh and Indian National Congress paved way to destroy the future of millions of people of Kashmir.
  • India, forcefully occupied the State of Kashmir by landing its Army on October 27, 1947 in disregard to the partition plan and aspirations of Kashmiri people.
  •  The people of Kashmir did not accept Indian illegal occupation right from the day one and are continuously struggling for their right of self determination.
  • India itself approached the United Nations Security Council, on 01 January 1948, which resulted in adoption of UN resolution on Kashmir asking for demarcation of ceasefire line, demilitarization of the territory and holding of plebiscite under the UN umbrella.
  • Under UN resolution demarcation of ceasefire line dividing Kashmir into two parts, Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Indian Occupied Kashmir has been done. However, the other parts of the UN resolutions, i.e., demilitarization of the territory and holding of plebiscite under the UN umbrella remain unimplemented till to date.
  • India’s founding father and first Prime Minister, Pundit Jawaharlal Nehru, whose government took the Kashmir issue to the United Nations, told the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 25, 1947,

“In order to establish our bonafides, we have suggested that, when the people [of Kashmir] are given, the chance to decide their future, this should be done under the supervision of an impartial tribunal such as the United Nations”.

  • On June 26, 1952, Pundit Nehru told Indian parliament,

“If the people of Kashmir do not wish to remain with’ us, let them go by all means; we will not keep them against their will, painful it may be for us.”

  • The most deplorable aspect of Kashmir dispute is that India itself had taken the issue to the United Nations but later backed off from the promises, it had made in front of the international community.
  • The Government of Pakistan on its part has honoured the UN Resolution. An independent democratically elected Government of Azad Jammu and Kashmir is in place, which functions without any interference from the Federal Government of Pakistan.
  • Indian troops have broken all records of human ‘rights violations by killing innocent people, arresting youth, disgracing and harassing women and setting residential houses ablaze with impunity. The Indian troops have martyred/killed 93,984 as intimated by civ ilians in occupied Kashmir, killed above 7,014 in custody, widowed more than 25,000 women, Orphaned over 107,466 children, 10,086 Kashmiri women molested and 105,996 house/shops destroyed during the past 24 years i.e. since 1989. The whereabouts of thousands of innocent – Kashmiris, disappeared in troops’ custody, are yet to be known.
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  • Wide ranging powers to Indian occupation forces to use of lethal force.
  • Travel restrictions imposed on the Kashmiri leadership and execution of Mr. Afzal Guru in Tikar jail without access to adequate legal counsel and burial in jail premises.
  • OIC Independent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) has been mandated to monitor the human rights situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir and present reports in CFM.
  • Pakistan has repeatedly emphasized that it would never accept any option for the resolution of Kashmir issue, which goes against Kashmiris’ aspirations. Pakistan has been repeatedly saying that Kashmir belongs to Kashmiris and they are the arbiters of their fate.
  • Observance of Kashmir Solidarity Day is a day to acknowledge Kashmiris struggle for Justice, peace, truth and basic human rights. The purpose of observance of the day with the peace living people of Tajikistan is also meant to highlight that Pakistan’s diplomatic and political support to the right of self-determination of Kashmiri people is not for its desire to have more piece of land, rather we want a land of peace as nothing but justice can help make this planet a safe abode for the entire human beings. This is not possible without the resolution of the Kashmir issue.
  • Concluding remarks
  • Refreshment/display of leaflets


The Violence Updates since 1989 upto January 2014

  • Total killings                                    93,984
  • House/Shops Destroyed                  105,996
  • Orphaned                                        107,466
  • Women Molested                            10,086
  • Widowed                                         22,776
  • Custody killings                               7,014


Data Indian Occupied Kashmir

Established Capital 26 October 1947
Jammu (Winter)
Srinagar (Summer)
Area 222,236 sq. km (85,806 sq. miles)
Population (2011) 12,548,926 (12.5 million)
Languages Urdu, Kashmiri, Dogri

Data Azad Kashmir

Established Capital 1948
Muzaffarabad
Area 13,297 sq. km
Population (2008) 4,567,982 (4.5 million)
Languages Urdu, Kashmiri, Pahari
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