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In connection with “Kashmir Black Day”, the Embassy of Pakistan, Kuwait organised a seminar to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir on 30 October 2023. Pakistani community members, including prominent businessmen, professionals and notables from the Kashmiri diaspora participated in the seminar.

Special messages issued by the President of Pakistan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan were read out. They impressed upon the international community to compel India to end the persecution of the Kashmiri people, remove restrictions on their freedom of expression, end human rights abuses and give them their right to self-determination as enshrined in the United Nations Security Council Resolutions. They also paid homage to the exemplary courage of the Kashmiris in their continued quest for the right to self-determination and for resisting the excesses, including multi-faceted attempts to change the demographic structure and political landscape of Kashmir.

The participants also voiced their concerns on the plight of Kashmiri brethren; emphasising that the occupied Jammu & Kashmir has been subjected to unprecedented restrictions on freedom of speech, fake encounters, enforced disappearances, incarceration of senior Kashmiri leadership and other methods of subjugation.

It was also highlighted that for the last seven decades, the Kashmiris have been subjected to grave human rights violations. All the participants urged the international community to collectively ensure that India must adhere to the United Nations Security Council Resolutions and resolve the dispute in accordance with the wishes of Kashmiri people.

In his concluding remarks, the Ambassador reiterated that Pakistan values the sacrifices of thousands of Kashmiris in the pursuit of freedom and right to self determination. He affirmed that Pakistan will continue to raise voice for the people of Kashmir at all international fora.

He also remarked that Pakistan calls upon the international community to take practical steps to hold India accountable for its blatant human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and play its part in facilitating a peaceful and just resolution of the long-standing dispute of Jammu & Kashmir in accordance with the relevant Security Council Resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.a

30th October 2023

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