Kashmir Solidarity Day observed across Pakistan

Kashmir Solidarity Day observed across Pakistan

ISLAMABAD - Kashmir Solidarity Day is being observed on Friday across the country to condemn the on-going Indian state terrorism in Occupied Kashmir and to express support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.

The decision to observe the Solidarity Day was taken by the Federal Cabinet at its meeting held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Monday following the killing of innocent people by the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir on Sunday.

Different programmes including rallies, demonstrations and walks would be held across the country and in different parts of the world by Pakistanis and Kashmiris to draw the attention of the international community towards the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and to highlight the need for peaceful resolution of the longstanding dispute.

In Azad Kashmir, the main function of the Day was held in Muzaffarabad where AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider addressing the public gathering paid rich tributes to the martyrs of liberation struggle.

He said India will never succeed to suppress the freedom struggle by killing the innocent Kashmiris.

AJK Prime Minister also condemned unprovoked Indian firing at Line of Control and Working Boundary.

President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi have reaffirmed Pakistan's continued and resolute moral, diplomatic and political support to the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Kashmir in their valiant struggle for the fundamental right to self determination.

In their separate messages on Kashmir Solidarity Day on Friday, both the leaders termed the recent killing spree by the Indian security forces in held valley as aggressive and mindless act.

President Mamnoon Hussain called upon the international community to be cognizant of its responsibilities and urge India to facilitate the visit of independent Fact Finding teams to look into the gross human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir.

He said the courageous and determined people of Occupied Kashmir, in their historic struggle, have rendered unparalleled sacrifices and the Indian state terrorism has failed to deter them from their struggle for freedom from Indian oppression.

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is the unfinished agenda of partition of the subcontinent and remains one of the oldest disputes on the agenda of UN Security Council. He said Pakistan strongly condemns the systematic State terrorism and brutal killings of the people of Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said people of Pakistan and international community have utmost respect for the people of Occupied Kashmir for their unparalleled courage and persistence in facing the worst kind of State terrorism, human rights abuses, violence and suppression by the Indian state apparatus.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan will continue to extend its political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people until the realization of the right to self-determination.

In his message, on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, Foreign Minister Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the people of Pakistan salute Kashmiri people for their courage, bravery and persistence in the just struggle against Indian occupation.

He said for the last 70 years the valiant people of Indian Occupied Jammu are struggling for realization of the inalienable right to self-determination which has been envisaged in the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

The Minister urged the international community to fulfill promise made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by implementing UN Security Council resolutions.