An event was organised to celebrate Kashmir Black Day at Pakistan embassy in Dushanbe today. The event was attended by representatives of the Pakistani diaspora, academics, students, local journalists and members of the Pakistan-Tajik Friendship Society.
The event began with the recitation of the Holy Qur’an followed by the national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. Messages were delivered by Ambassador Imran Haider, Deputy Chief of Mission Imad Nasim and Under Secretary Malik Abdul Majeed respectively.
Ambassador Imran Haider highlighted the historical significance of Black Day in Kashmir and said we will always remember the sacrifices of our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their just struggle for their right to self-determination condemning the ongoing atrocities by the Indian o occupation forces over the last seven and a half decades. India’s actions have violated the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions which says the final decision on the state of Jammu and Kashmir will be taken in accordance with the will of the Kashmiri people through free and free of an impartial plebiscite.
He added that Jammu and Kashmir is under unprecedented restrictions such as freedom of speech, fake encounters, torture and death in custody, violent disappearances, killings of high-ranking Kashmiri leaders and young boys, destruction burning houses for collective punishment and other methods.
Others in their statements stressed that India, with displacing 900,000 people, had made Jammu and Kashmir one of the most militarised regions in the world. Almost 690 Kashmiris have been killed as a result of extrajudicial executions since August 5, 2019, including 170 this year. Prominent Hurriyat leaders were also illegally detained or placed under house arrest by Indian forces.
To highlight the plight of Kashmiris in the Indian occupied state of Jammu and Kashmir, a special documentary has been shown on the atrocities committed by Indian occupation forces, followed by Pakis members Tanzanian community recited poems on Kashmir and performed a special kashmiri song.
The office building also hosted an art exhibition depicting serious human rights violations in IIOJK.
October 27, 2022
Last modified: October 31, 2022
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