Embassy of Pakistan Cairo Observes Kashmir Black Day
Kashmir Black Day was observed by the Embassy of Pakistan, Cairo, today. A seminar titled “Kashmir Continues to Bleed” was held at this occasion.
Members of Egyptian academia, intellectuals, dignitaries, mediapersons, members of civil society and students of Al-Azhar University attended the event.
The messages of the President, the Prime Minister and Foreign Minister were also read out at the occasion.
The guest speakers in their speeches highlighted that Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) is a disputed territory. The fate of Jammu and Kashmir should be decided through implementation of the relevant UNSC Resolutions and in accordance with the wishes and aspirations of the people of IIOJK.
The speakers noted with concern that Indian occupation forces have been committing grave human rights violations against the innocent civilians of IIOJK for decades. The speakers emphasized that no country has the right to unilaterally change the disputed status of Kashmir. They demanded that India’s unilateral and illegal actions of 5 August 2019 should be reversed immediately.
One of the speakers paid tribute to the people of Kashmir by reciting his poem “O Freemen of Kashmir, I salute you…I salute you.”
A documentary along with pictorial presentation on the appalling conditions of the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir were also screened at the event.
Ambassador Sajid Bilal, in his remarks, stated that India’s illegal and unilateral steps of 5th August 2019 have further emboldened the Indian government to unleash state-sponsored terror and oppression against the valiant people of IIOJK. He called on India to rescind these illegal measures.
Ambassador Sajid Bilal reaffirmed that Pakistan will always remain steadfast in its unwavering support to brothers and sisters in IIOJK. He reiterated that Pakistan’s moral, political and diplomatic support will continue till the realization of the cherished dream for freedom of millions of Kashmiri people from brutal Indian occupation.
Cairo: 26 October, 2023