The Embassy of Pakistan in Cairo organized a Seminar to commemorate 89th ‘Kashmir Martyrs’ Day’, in memory of the 22 Kashmiris who were martyred by Dogra forces on 13 July 1931 for resisting subjugation. Their subjugation, no less brutal than the Dogra forces, continues to this day.
The Speakers, at the event, highlighted: (i) Kashmiris’ right to self-determination guaranteed by the UN Security Council Resolutions; (ii) Indian brutalities and human rights violations, inflicted with impunity, on the innocent Kashmiris including women and children; and, (iii) Kashmiris unwavering and unparalleled struggle for their rights.
The Panelists called upon the international community to impress upon India to lift the lockdowns imposed on 8 million people of Kashmir and reverse the actions taken by it since 5 August 2019, including demographic changes in Kashmir. They drew parallels between the struggle of Kashmiri and Palestinians, resisting illegal occupation, generations after generation, to this day.
Mr. Shah Nazar Khan, Charge’ d’Affaires, in his remarks, inter alia paid tribute to the people of Kashmir for their resilience which could not be weakened by the brutalities of 900,000 Indian occupation forces on a daily basis. He reiterated steadfast support of the government and people of Pakistan for Kashmiris’ right of self-determination till Kashmir is liberated from the clutches of Indian illegal occupation.
Kashmir Martyrs’ Day is marked to remember hundreds of thousands of martyred Kashmiris, who continue to valiantly fight and defy a Hindutva Supremacist regime to this day. The event was attended by a cross-section of Egyptian society including thinktankers, journalists, academics, students, and Pakistani community notables.
13 July 2020