Kashmir Solidarity Day observed with renewed pledges

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The Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed today on 5 February 2019 all around the world with renewed pledges to continue support for the people of Jammu and Kashmir. The entire Pakistani nation expressed solidarity with Kashmiri brothers in their struggle to achieve the legitimate right to self-determination. In separate messages, Prime Minister Imran Khan and President Arif Alvi reiterated Pakistan’s continued support and consistent stance on the Kashmir dispute. “Freedom movement in the occupied Kashmir is strengthened every day,” said PM Imran. He said the conflict remained unresolved despite the passage of seven decades. President Alvi said the Pakistani nation stands with its “Kashmiri brethren in their valiant struggle to achieve the legitimate right to self-determination. It is our firm belief that Kashmiris will succeed in their struggle”.

Foreign Minister Pakistan, Shah Mehmood Qureshi, attended a conference held at the British Parliament to highlight Indian forces brutalities in Kashmir. Various speakers of the conference reaffirmed their unflinching support to the Kashmiris “in their just and legitimate struggle for self-determination against wrongful Indian occupation.”

Meanwhile Hurriyat Conference (M) chairperson Mirwaiz Umar Farooq expressed gratitude to Pakistan for its “unwavering and vigorous” support to the Right to Self-Determination of Kashmiris.

“As Pakistan observes #KashmirSolidarityDay people of Jammu & Kashmir express their gratitude to the state and its people for their vigorous and unwavering support to our democratic struggle for the right to self-determination.Want to share that the backlash of grave human rights abuses, repression inflicted upon us the people of Kashmir for pursuing our dream is unprecedented! (SIC),” Mirwaiz wrote on Twitter.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani thanked Pakistan for observing “Kashmir Solidarity Day” to highlight the oppression and suppression against the people of Jammu and Kashmir at the hands of Indian occupation forces.

Expressing gratitude to Pakistan, its people, leadership of Azad Kashmir and the people across the globe, who organize demonstrations, symposiums, seminars and rallies in favor of people of Jammu & Kashmir for their right to self-determination and highlight dispute and the gross human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat Chairman said that people in Jammu and Kashmir are challenging a big power and Pakistan is the only country that acknowledges our right to self-determination and extends its persistent support.

Hurriyat chairman in his message said that we are highly thankful to Pakistan for their categorical support, & we hope Pakistan will play more effective and active role in this regard. They should activate all its embassies and other human resources to highlight Kashmir issue & human rights violations in an operative method.

Pro-freedom leader in his statement said that although Indian atrocities and barbarism has crossed all the limits and is continuing unabated for the last 7 decades. It is responsibility for the UN to realize the gravity and severity of this grave and grim situation. He said that this world body has testified our stand that Indian armed forces under the undemocratic and unethical shield of legal impunity continue the genocide of Kashmirie, with bullets, pellets, torture, rape and humiliation.

Hurriyat chairman appealed UN rights body to take serious note of this brazen denial of facts and pressurize India to abide by the universal obligations and fulfill long pending UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir to pave a way for permanent peace and prosperity.

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