To express solidarity with the people of occupied Jammu & Kashmir in their legitimate struggle for right of self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions, the Mission held an academic activity to create awareness and discuss Kashmir dispute and its implications. The activity was attended by the ambassadors and scholars from friendly countries, academia, members of Malaysian NGOs and think-tanks, media people and members of Pakistani community. Mr. Fazli Ghafoor, Member Parliament from KPK, was also present on the occasion.

Ms. Shaista Safi, Kashmir Youth leader and women’s representative from Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) apprised the participants about grave human rights situation in the occupied valley and genocide being committed by Indian occupation forces. She highlighted the economical, social and religious persecution of innocent Kashmiris at the hands of brutal Indian forces. She also recounted the phenomenon of ‘Half Widow’ and dishonoring of Muslim women IOK.

Mr. Hassan Jameel, a PhD Scholar lamented the hypocrisy of the administration of the social media networks ilk of Face book, Twitter, Instagram and Whatsapp etc. who have blocked the accounts of many users who posted images validating Indian atrocities in Kashmir particularly the use of pellet guns.

The High Commissioner shared the video message of Hurriyat leader conveying the ground situation in IOK and their appreciation of the unflinching support by the Government and People of Pakistan. Taking reference from the books of different historians he presented the genesis of the dispute. The venue was themed Pelletized Kashmir displaying pictures of those blinded and killed by the pellet guns used by India against unarmed protesters.

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