To express solidarity with the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K), an event was organized by Consulate of Pakistan in Jeddah to observe 27th October, as Kashmir Black Day. A large number of people from the Pakistani community attended the event.
Messages of the President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan were read out at the outset.
Addressing the audience, Consul General, Khalid Majid said that that Kashmiris have been facing worst kind of exploitation by India since October 27, 1947 and the purpose of holding the Kashmir Black day is to express solidarity with the Kashmiri brothers adding that the August 5, action this year has further deteriorated the plight of the Kashmiris. While they have been repudiated their right of self-determination, they have also been imprisoned in their homes without being given the basic necessities of life for last 84 days. Khalid Majid said further that the Pakistan will continue to provide political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris to materialize their ultimate objective of self-determination.
H.E. Ambassador Ahmed Sareer, Advisor to OIC Secretary General on Asian Affairs represented the Secretary General in the event. In his address, he said that we condemn all the acts of aggression against the innocent Kashmiris and reiterated that the OICs stance of right to self-determination for the Kashmiri people.
The Chairman Kashmir Committee Jeddah Masood Poori, in his address said that the struggle and protest against Indian aggression has continued for last 7 decades and our determination has not reduced despite Indian government efforts. He assured that the Kashmir committee Jeddah would raise Kashmir issue on every platform and added that we equally share the sorrows of every Kashmiri.
Khursheed Ahmed, a representative of overseas Kashmiri society said that despite all the atrocities, the Kashmiris courage has not been reduced but our determination has increased. Kashmiris have decided that their struggle will continue till they get their right of self-determination as promised in UN resolutions. Our struggle will continue as it is a matter of faith and our existence, he added.
27 October, 2019
Last modified: February 12, 2020
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