Islamabad, February 06 (KMS): People across the globe on Sunday expressed solidarity with the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) in their legitimate struggle for the right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.
Embassies and missions of Pakistan organised seminars and events to highlight the longest lingering and unresolved issue on the agenda of the UN. Moreover, different nationalities and expatriates also took out rallies and held protest processions in different countries.
An event was organised by the Embassy of Pakistan, Tokyo to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day. The Pakistani community members and Kashmiris as well as Japanese people attended the event. Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, the convener of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, joined the event virtually.
The ambassador-designate highlighted the continuous atrocities being committed by Indian occupation forces in IIOJK. He expressed Pakistan’s full support for the Kashmir cause.
Earlier in the day, the members of the Pakistani community and Kashmiris, with banners and placards in hands, held protests in front of the UN Office and Indian Embassy in Tokyo.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul organised an event to mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day to express solidarity with their Kashmiri brethren and to pay tribute to the sacrifices made by the people of Jammu and Kashmir for their right to self-determination against the Indian brutal forces.
The ceremony was attended by Pakistani nationals in Kabul as well as officials of the Embassy of Pakistan.
In his remarks, Charge d’Affaires Muhammad Junaid Wazir stated 75 years ago on October 27, 1947, the Indian forces illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in connivance with Dogra Raj against the will of the Kashmiris. He said that the people of the valley were looking at the international community for justice and fulfillment of its promise of holding a plebiscite according to UNSC resolutions.
The Pakistan High Commission in Canada along with the Pakistan consulates in Toronto, Vancouver and Montreal arranged a series of events comprising pictorial exhibitions, demonstrations, and roadshows to mark the Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The main event was held at the Pakistan High Commission in Ottawa where High Commissioner Zaheer Janjua addressed a gathering of Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora on the significance of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
He pointed out that Jammu and Kashmir was one of the oldest, internationally recognised disputes on the agenda of the UNSC. He said there were 11 UN resolutions on this issue, but India had consistently blocked all efforts for holding a free, fair and impartial plebiscite in IIOJK as enshrined in the UN resolutions.
The high commissioner also highlighted the woes and sufferings of the Kashmiris following the illegal and unilateral Indian actions of August 5, 2019. He said that India’s ruling Bharatya Janata Party was implementing the Hindutva agenda of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in Kashmir by assaulting the Kashmiri culture and identity.
The Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu on Monday organized a Round Table Discussion on “Kashmir Solidarity Day”. The event was attended by journalists, writers and analysts as well as human rights activists.
Messages of the President, Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on Kashmir Solidarity Day were read out during the program.