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Kashmir Solidarity Day: Kashmir Solidarity Day observed across world

In Kabul, Afghan women for the first time staged a rally to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people.

 

The participants were carrying banners and placards inscribed with slogans in support of freedom struggle of Kashmir. They also chanted anti-India and pro-freedom slogans.

 

The participants demanded that the genocide of innocent Kashmiris and blatant violations of their fundamental rights must be stopped.

 

An International Conference on Kashmir, held in London, has adopted a resolution expressing concerns over the plight of Kashmiri people.

 

The resolution urged the International Community including the United Nations to take immediate and effective measures to address the human rights situation in Kashmir.

 

It called for solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions of Kashmir.

 

Expressing solidarity with the Kashmiri people, the resolution expressed the commitment to continue efforts for creating awareness and extend moral support to the Kashmiris.

 

The Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran in collaboration with ECO Cultural Institute arranged a three day pictorial and cultural exhibition of Kashmir titled “Kashmir, Iran-e-Saghir” to express solidarity with Kashmiris struggling for their right to self- determination.

 

President ECO Cultural Institute, Muhammad Mehdi Mazaheri and Pakistani Ambassador Riffat Masood jointly inaugurated the exhibition today.

 

A number of pictures depicting scenic beauty of Kashmir and everyday life of Kashmiris combined with Kashmiri handicrafts, attire and various cultural items were displayed in the exhibition.

 

Welcoming the guests at the inaugural session, Ambassador Riffat Masood highlighted the historical, cultural and traditional similarities between Kashmir and Iran.

 

Referring to the poetry of Allama Iqbal who called Kashmir as Iran-e-Saghir, the Ambassador said Kashmiris continue to suffer countless brutalities with gross human rights violations.

 

On the occasion, President ECO Cultural Institute, Dr Muhammad Mehdi Mazaheri in his speech lauded the historical and linguistic links between Iran and Kashmir and mentioned that these relations are deep rooted.

 

A documentary titled “Iran-e-Saghir” made by Iranian TV was also shown to the audience.

 

Pakistan Ambassador to China, Masood Khalid has said that India is playing a blame game in order to side-step the real issue and divert the attention of the international community.

 

Speaking at an event at Pakistan Embassy College Beijing held in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day, he said despite all measures to subjugate the Kashmiri people, their spirit remained free and alive.

 

Ambassador Khalid highlighted the significance of the event and apprised the participants of the continuously deteriorating situation in occupied Kashmir.

 

Kashmir Council Europe organized an event of candle light vigil in Belgium’s capital Brussels to express solidarity with the oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

 

According to Kashmir Media Service, a large number of people from all walks of life and representatives of different NGOs attended the event held in front of Brussels’ central railways station.

 

The participants condemned the atrocities and genocide of Kashmiris committed by Indian occupational forces and paid glowing tributes to the brave people of occupied Kashmir.

 

In Thailand, an impressive event was held at Embassy of Pakistan in Bangkok today to commemorate the Day.

 

A large number of members of the Pakistani community in Thailand as well as Thai citizens were present to express their support and solidarity to the people of the Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

 

The Speakers paid rich tributes to the valiant Kashmiri people who have been subjected to grave violations of human rights by the Indian occupying forces and rendered tremendous sacrifices, but remained steadfast in their determination to free themselves from the illegal occupation.

 

In his remarks, Pakistan Ambassador to Thailand Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that people throughout the world are standing in support of the Kashmiri people.

 

He said the case for Kashmiri people’s self-determination is strong because it has been rooted in human rights, moral force and the power of legality and international laws.

 

The Ambassador reiterated that the people and Government of Pakistan would continue to extend full support to their Kashmiri brothers and sisters till the solution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with their wishes and the UN Security Council resolutions.

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