The Pakistan Embassy here held a ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ event at its Chancery today to highlight the plight of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir and to express solidarity with them in their struggle against Indian oppression.

The ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ is held every year on the 5th of February in Pakistan and across the World.

The event began with recitation from the Holy Quran followed by a photo exhibition of Indian atrocities committed against the people in its occupied part of Kashmir. The photographs graphically portrayed the violence and brutality of Indian armed forces against innocent Kashmiri civilians including women and children.

The videos depicting these brutal acts of the Indian occupying forces were also shown.

Speaking on this occasion the Ambassador of Pakistan to the Kingdom of Morocco, H.E. Mr Nadir Chaudhri, explained the origin and history of the Kashmir dispute between Pakistan and India calling it the “unfinished agenda of India’s partition”. He said India has consistently defied the international community by not implementing UN resolutions calling for a solution of the Kashmir dispute nor seriously engaging in bilateral talks with Pakistan to resolve this dispute.

atrocities at the hands of “900000 Indian occupation forces that had killed 94504 people, arrested 136434 and raped 10433 women since 1989”. He added Pakistan would “never” let the Kashmiris down and will continue to provide political, diplomatic and moral support to them.

He further said the new generation of Kashmiris has again stood up against continuous use of brutal force by Indian occupation forces. The latest wave of violence started on 8 July 2016 when Indian Armed forces used disproportionate force against unarmed and innocent civilians, protesting over the extra-judicial killing of a Kashmiri leader Burhan Wani. The Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders were kept under house arrest and since 8 July 2016, more than 120 civilians have lost their lives and 8000 have been injured, many of them in critical condition. Young children have permanently lost their eyesight due to pellet injuries to their faces. Indian occupation forces have attacked hospitals where they harass doctors and paramedic staff, threatening them not to treat the injured. According to the doctors, Indian forces have fired at the protesters above waist height indicating premeditated intention of shoot to kill.

The Ambassador called upon the international community to take notice of the plight of the Kashmiri people and play their part in alleviating their miseries.

The event was attended by a large section of the Pakistani community resident in Morocco, members of the local media and officials of Human Rights Organisations. Representatives of the OIC, the Islamic Republic of Iran and Republic of Liberia were also present.

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