Kashmir Martyrs Day: Pakistan expresses solidarity with Kashmiri people

Calls upon int’l community to ensure peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute

Islamabad, July 13 (KMS): The Govt and people of Pakistan have expressed solidarity with the Kashmiri people on 91st Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir (Kashmir Martyrs Day) being observed today.

The Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a statement said the government and people of Pakistan are today solemnly observing the 91st Kashmir Martyrs’ Day.

He paid homage to the 22 Kashmiri martyrs who rendered the ultimate sacrifice while braving the indiscriminate force unleashed on this day them in 1931 by the Dogra forces.

“On this somber day, we join our Kashmiri brethren on either side of the Line of Control (LoC) in commemorating the contribution of the Martyrs of 1931,” he said.

The Spokesperson said Kashmiris are still struggling against India’s illegal occupation. He further said even today, the 900,000-strong Indian occupation forces continue to hold hostage the Kashmiri people under the worst form of military siege to perpetuate their wrongful occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

The statement mentioned that India’s illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 were yet another attempt to strip the Kashmiri people of their distinct identity and turn them into a minority in their own land.

Asim Iftikhar Ahmad once again urged India to immediately halt its state-terrorism in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cease all human rights violations, release all political prisoners, lift the inhuman military siege, stop its attempts to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory, and let the Kashmiri people exercise their legitimate right to self-determination.

The Spokesperson called upon the international community, international human rights organizations, and particularly the United Nations and its human rights mechanism to take cognizance of the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in the IIOJK and ensure peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.

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