Kashmir Black Day events held across world » Kashmir Media Service

Islamabad, October 29 (KMS): Various events were held in different cities of the world to draw attention of the international community towards India’s continued illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.

These events were aimed at highlighting the sufferings of the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir who have been facing the worst kind of Indian state terrorism since 1947 and strict military siege since August 05, last year.

Kashmir Black Day event in France

ImageA special event was organized at the Pakistani Embassy in Paris in connection with the Kashmir Black Day, the 27th October.

Members of French civil society and media as well as Pakistani community in Paris attended the event.

Charge d’Affaires, M Amjad Aziz Qazi, highlighted the significance of this day noting that 73 years ago Indian troops landed in Srinagar to illegally occupy the territory and subjugate the people of Jammu and Kashmir in clear violation of international law and humanitarian norms. International media and human rights organizations continue to document the gross human rights violations committed by India in IIOJK.

Qazi especially highlighted the illegal actions of Indian government taken on August 5, 2019, under which the special status of Jammu and Kashmir was revoked. He also said that illegal and unilateral Indian actions are in violation of international law and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

He also stressed that Pakistan will continue to support the Kashmiris in their just struggle and legitimate right to self-determination, in accordance with international law, UN Charter and relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

ImageAt the same time, a Photographic Exhibition was also held, in which photographs showing the plight of Kashmiris who are under Indian military siege were put on display. Photographs of a French journalist, Ms Benedicte Van der Maar were also exhibited. Her photographs were taken last year during a visit to Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The photographs depicted the destruction and injuries suffered by civilians because of Indian shelling and ceasefire violations across the Line of Control.

Seminar marks Kashmir Black Day in Sudan

To mark Kashmir Black Day in a substantive manner and project the Kashmir issue dispute effectively in Sudan, Pakistan Embassy Khartoum held a well attended seminar on Kashmir, its various dimensions with recommendations and way forward.

The focus was to make a convincing case against unilateral and illegal actions of India and its dire consequences for Kashmiris, India herself, Pakistan, China, South Asia and word at large.

Eight noted Sudanese, Kashmiri and Pakistani intellectuals and scholars delivered their speeches with vibrant exchange of views in the presence of major print and electronic media houses of Sudan.

This was followed by a demonstration to express solidarity with caged Kashmiris and support their legitimate quest for freedom and self-determination.

Black day in Romania

To mark 73 years since Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir, Kashmir Black Day was observed in Romania.

On the occasion, a special event on the theme of “Black Day 2020: A review of Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK)” was held at the Pakistani Embassy.

The event was attended by members of Pakistani and Kashmiri diaspora in Romania. On this occasion, messages of the President and the Prime Minister were read out.

In his address at the event, Ambassador Dr Zafar Iqbal narrated the unravelling of events leading to Indian occupation of IIOJK and highlighted the atrocious human rights violations being committed by Indian occupation forces in IIOJK especially since 05 August 2019. The Ambassador called upon the international community especially the UN and International human rights watchdogs to stand up for the rights of the Kashmiri people in the IIOJK.

Besides the above special event, a photo exhibition and screening of documentary on IIOJK were also organized. The Embassy also addressed special letters to different parliamentarians and prominent human rights activists in Romania and Moldova. Special briefing updates on the occasion were also disseminated to different Romanian and Moldovan think tanks and media houses.

Lunch organized by Pakistan Embassy Brasilia on Kashmir Black Day

Lunch organized by Pakistan Embassy Brasilia for Brazilian media representatives and journalists on Black Day to brief them on serious human rights violations and state terrorism by India in IIOJK.

Protest march by Pakistanis in Brazil on Kashmir Black Day

Protest march by Pakistanis in Brazil from Brazilian Parliament to the Foreign Office on Kashmir Black Day.

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