Islamabad, February 05 (KMS): APHC-AJK leaders have thanked the government and people of Pakistan for observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day and hoped that the country would further accelerate its efforts to raise the Kashmir dispute at global level.

Vice President of Jammu Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP), Mehmood Ahmed Saghar in a statement issued in Islamabad thanked the government and particularly the people of Pakistan for expressing complete solidarity with the struggling people of occupied Kashmir.

The observance of Kashmir day, he said, amply demonstrated the Pakistan’s consistent policy, its unwavering commitment and allegiance towards the cause of Kashmir. He said, “We hope that Pakistan will continue to extend its moral, political and diplomatic support till we achieve our cherished goal of freedom from India’s unlawful and forcible occupation.” »

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Srinagar, February 05 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have expressed their gratitude to the government and people of Pakistan for their wholehearted support to the Kashmiris’ legitimate struggle for right to self-determination.

Illegally detained senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in a message from New Delhi’s Tihar jail on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day, said that the observance of the day amply demonstrated the Pakistan’s consistent policy, its unwavering commitment and allegiance towards the cause of Kashmir.

He appreciated the enduring support on the part of Pakistan that despite facing many daunting challenges it never hesitated to go the extra mile in advocating the Kashmir cause at important world forums. He expressed the hope that Pakistan would continue its moral, political and diplomatic support for the Kashmiris’ struggle till they achieved their cherished goal of freedom from Indian yoke. »

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Brussels, February 05 (KMS): The Kashmir Council Europe (KCEU) has organized an event of candle light vigil in Brussels, the capital of Belgium, to express solidarity with oppressed people of occupied Kashmir.

The program was arranged on Tuesday’s evening in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day at Place du Luxembourg in front of the EU parliament in Brussels, the EU headquarters. »

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It is imperative to understand that when India undertook its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019, it not only violated the United Nations Security Council resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir, international law as well as its own constitution; it in fact, also tried to extinguish the very identity of the Kashmiri people and the concept of ‘Kashmiriyat’. India hoped that by arbitrarily tampering with the demographic integrity of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir, it could dampen the spirit of the Kashmiri people or at the very least, make them compromise on their legitimate right to self-determination. On both counts, India has abjectly failed. The international community, the human rights organizations, international media and the civil society have all called India out on its tyranny. Protests have been held in nearly all major cities in support of the Kashmiri people. »

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Solidarity Day being observed today reminds of the ultimate oppression of the Indian forces on the people of occupied Kashmir when on 21st January, 1990, they opened fire on the demonstrators protesting against the rape of women by the Indian forces’ personnel. The incident created unprecedented outrage within the occupied valley, Pakistan and across the world wherever the Kashmiri diaspora lived. In Pakistan, a complete strike was observed on 5th of February, 1991. Since then Kashmir Solidarity Day is observed every year with the objective of expressing solidarity with the people of occupied Kashmir and to sensitize the world about their obligations towards the people of Kashmir. »

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The solution of Kashmir dispute is mandatory for regional peace. Pakistan and India’s relations cannot be normalized without achieving a reapproachment on this matter. For years, we have fought and then made peace; but the recent decision taken by the Indian Government, on 5th August 2019, that revoked the Special Status of Jammu and Kashmir by abrogating Article 370 of the Indian Constitution has not only undermined humanity but has also brought International attention to the Kashmir dispute once again. India’s justification of revocation that it will enable the people of Kashmir to access the government programs that include the right to education and right to information, gets nullified by the forced cutting of communication lines and imposition of curfew in the valley. »

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On the occasion of the Kashmir Solidarity Day, the Government and the people of Pakistan reiterate their continued and steadfast political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir in their heroic struggle for their inalienable right to self-determination. It is a struggle that commenced more than seven decades ago with the recognition of the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination by the United Nations Security Council. It is a struggle that has seen the Kashmiris render unmatched sacrifices in pursuit of a noble objective that has been denied to them by India for three generations. »

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Ankara, February 05 (KMS): Marking Kashmir Solidarity Day, an international human rights group has urged an immediate end to draconian restrictions in occupied Kashmir.

The Paris-based International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH) in a statement on Wednesday, said: “For the past six months, the people of Kashmir have been living under siege and denied their fundamental rights under the most draconian of measures.”

Pakistan and Kashmiris around the world are observing Kashmir Solidarity Day, observed on Feb. 5 every year, to extend moral support to people in the disputed territory. »

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Islamabad, February 05 (KMS): Pakistan Post has issued a special commemorative Postage Stamp to mark Kashmir Solidarity Day with strong message “We Stand with Kashmir”.

The commemorative Postage Stamp has denomination of 20 rupees and will be available for sale at all important Post Offices from tomorrow

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Islamabad, February 05 (KMS): Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Syed Fakhar Imam, has said that Pakistan has apprised the world community through parliament resolutions regarding plight of Kashmiri leaders languishing in Indian jails since long.

Talking to a private news channel, he said the legitimate right of Kashmiri people should be given as per the United Nations Security Council resolutions on Kashmir.

He urged India to permit the United Nations Observer Group to visit occupied Jammu and Kashmir where the people were facing the worst human rights violations for last many decades. Fakhar Imam appealed to the world powers to help in implementing the UNSC resolutions on Kashmir without delay.

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