Seminar on Kashmir held at Pakistan High Commission in Pretoria

Pretoria (South Africa), February 04 (KMS): A seminar on “Human Rights Dimension of Jammu Kashmir Dispute” was held at the Pakistan High Commission, Pretoria (South Africa), today (Friday) in connection with the Kashmir Solidarity Day, falling on 5 February.

Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed every year to show solidarity with the people in the Indian illegally occupied Jammu Kashmir (IIOJK) who are struggling for their right to self-determination enshrined in several UN Security Council Resolutions.

The seminar was attended by a large number of participants from all walks of life, politicians, professors, senior journalists, diplomats, civil society activists and representatives of Kashmiri diaspora.

Messages of solidarity by many dignitaries, who could not join the event in person, were screened on the occasion. The participants expressed their unwavering support for the oppressed Kashmiri people in their just struggle for freedom from Indian occupation. They highlighted the challenge that this long outstanding dispute posed to peace in South Asia and beyond.

On the occasion, High Commission released a special documentary highlighting human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in IIOJK.

The video highlighted the Jammu Massacre, discovery of several thousand unmarked graves and use of pellet guns by the Indian forces against innocent Kashmiris.

The Pakistani High Commissioner, Mazhar Javed, urged the international community to play its role in fulfilling its commitment to the Kashmiri people, made through the UN resolutions assuring them of their right to self-determination.

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