ISLAMABAD: Embassy of Pakistan in Cairo held a seminar in connection with a Black Day to mark India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947 and extended moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their struggle of Freedom. The seminar was attended by University Professors, Students, Media Personnel, members of Pakistan-Egypt Friendship Association and Pakistani Community, says a press release received from Cairo here Sunday.
Addressing the seminar, Deputy Editor-in-chief of the state-run Al-Gomhoriya newspaper, El-SayedHany, condemned extra-judicial executions and violence committed against people in Kashmir, calling on India to abide by UN resolutions that grants Kashmiris the right to self-determination through democratic method of a free and impartial plebiscite.
Ambassador FathiYousef, President Pakistan-Egypt Friendship Association called upon the Indian government to reconsider its stance for the sake of peace in the region and encouraged the two governments to reach peaceful settlement of the issue.
Dr. Ibrahim Mohamed Ibrahim, Head of Urdu Department, Al-Azhar University on the occasion expressed that the dispute of Jammu & Kashmir was the oldest unresolved issues on the agenda of the United Nations.
The non-implementation of the UN Resolutions are not only a big question mark on the credibility of the UN but also a test for the conscience of the international community.Professor Hannah Abdul Fattah, Al-Azhar University, stressed that Kashmir was an issue of the whole Muslim Ummah and not of Pakistan only.
The Muslim Umma therefore should play its role to resolve this long standing issue.Ambassador of Pakistan to Egypt Mushtaq Ali Shah in his concluding remarks, expressed his satisfaction on large scale participation of local Students as a show of good-will gesture for Kashmir cause.
“What makes Kashmir different is that you can conquer the land but not the people- Kashmir is people” he further added.