The ‘Kashmir Black Day’ was organized in the High Commission’s premises today morning. Around forty Pakistani Community members and their Tanzanian friends attended the event.
H.E. Muhammad Saleem, High Commissioner, read out the Special Messages of the President, the Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan on the occasion. A documentary and a song titled “Haan Main Kashmir Hoon” to mark Kashmir Black Day were played. The High Commissioner also gave a presentation on the background of ‘Kashmir Black Day’ highlighting the prevailing situation in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).Leaflets and information material on Jammu and Kashmir dispute were shared with the participants.
Mr. Ghazi Naeemullah Dar, Pakistani Diaspora member of Kashmir Origin and Mr. Philemon Mweleka from Model United Nations Tanzania also expressed their views and called for early resolution of the Kashmir dispute to fulfil the aspirations of the People of the IIOJK.
In his remarks, High Commissioner Mr. Saleemsaid that despite India’s 74 years long brutal subjugation, the People of IIOJK had not surrendered to forced occupation and were striving for their unalienable right to self-determination.He highlighted that it is incumbent upon us to share India’s gruesome human rights violations with our interlocutors in the host country Government and Civil Society circles.He added that due to 26-month long media blackout in IIOJK, the Government and the People of Pakistan including Pakistani Diaspora living in different countries abroad have become the voice of innocent Kashmiris to the outside world.