October 27, 2020| Tajikistan Mission Post|
A solemn ceremony was organized today in the Embassy of Pakistan Dushanbe, Tajikistan to observe Kashmir Black Day. Mr. Karomatullo Alimov, Chairman of the Tajik-Pakistan Friendship Society, renowned academician and former Minister of Culture of Tajikistan was the Chief Guest on the occasion. The event was attended by members of Pakistani community, local journalists, representatives of Human Rights Organizations, academicians, members of Pakistan-Tajikistan Friendship Society and Pakistan Study Centre. The ceremony began with the recitation of Holy Quran, followed by playing of national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Special messages of the President and the Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out. In his speech, the Chief Guest Mr. Alimov lamented the fact that the ongoing conflicts and violence around the world are taking lives of innocent people including women and children. He emphasized that efforts may be taken to resolve the conflict and establish durable peace under the framework of the UN objectives through peaceful means. He also highlighted the strong bond of friendship between the people and governments of Tajikistan and Pakistan.
Ambassador Imran Haider in his address highlighted the atrocities being committed by the Indian Security Forces in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, particularly the inhuman and unprecedented lockdown imposed in the region since 5 August, 2019. He added that the UN Security Council has taken up the unresolved Kashmir dispute thrice over last few months which negates the false Indian claim that the Kashmir dispute is a bilateral dispute. While underlining the importance and urgency of resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UNSC Resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people, the Ambassador called upon the Indian government to reverse its unilateral actions, lift the lockdown from the IOJK and release all prisoners including women and children. On the occasion, Ms Nazokat Alimova and Mr Shopuri Faris, two renowned Tajik literary figures recited their poems especially written in the context of ongoing Indian brutalities in IIOJK. To raise awareness about the plight of the Kashmiris in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, a special documentary in Russian language highlighting brutalities committed by the Indian Occupying Forces was screened. A pictorial exhibition depicting grave human rights violations in IIOJK was also organized during the ceremony.
27 October 2020
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