“The 27th of October is observed the world over as ‘Black Day’ as almost seven decades ago, on this day, India without any legal justification, forcibly took control of the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Since then, the occupied forces are mercilessly killing innocent and unarmed Kashmiris, vandalising their properties and indulging in other inhuman acts,” Ambassador of Pakistan in Brazil Mr. Najm us Saqib stated while addressing a function arranged at the Embassy of Pakistan, Brasilia, today, to commemorate the Kashmir Black Day.
The Ambassador reminded the international community of its decades old promise and said, “The United Nations had promised through multiple resolutions that the final disposition of the State of Jammu & Kashmir would be made in accordance with the will of the people expressed through democratic means of a free and impartial plebiscite. Decades have passed by and the people of Jammu and Kashmir are still looking towards the world community to fulfil the promises made to them with regard to their right to self-determination.”
While saluting the bravery and courage displayed by the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir, the Ambassador reiterated Pakistan’s principled stand on Kashmir of keep extending moral, diplomatic and political support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their quest for attaining their inalienable right to self-determination.
The function was attended by representatives of Pakistani community, representatives of Kashmiri community, members of civil society and Officials of the Embassy. The speakers highlighted the importance of the Black Day with reference to the massive human rights violations in IOK at the hands of Indian occupied forces. Messages of the President and the Prime Minister were also read out.
On 20 October, at the main Jamia Masjid of Brasilia, the Pakistani community based in Brazil held a protest gathering separately after Juma prayers against Indian Government’s ongoing repression and persecution of innocent Kashmiri people in the Jammu & Kashmir region.
The local Brazilian students also commemorated the Kashmir Black Day today at the University of Brasilia. The young students spoke about the genesis of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute; highlighted Indian brutalities in IOK and wished the international community to solve the decades old Jammu and Kashmir dispute.
27 October 2017
Last modified: November 23, 2019
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