Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed on Friday, across the country, in both sides of Kashmir and all over the world to condemn the ongoing Indian state terrorism in occupied Kashmir and to express support to the Kashmiris in their just struggle for securing their inalienable right to self-determination.
The decision to observe the Solidarity Day was taken by the Federal Cabinet at its meeting held in Islamabad under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi following the killing of innocent people by the Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. Different programmes including rallies, demonstrations and walks were held across the country and in different parts of the world by Pakistanis and Kashmiris to draw the attention of the international community towards the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir and to highlight the need for peaceful resolution of the lingering Kashmir dispute. Pakistan Missions abroad also observed the day as Kashmir Solidarity Day.
Foreign Office spokesperson Dr Faisal during his media briefing said that the ongoing Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir show Indian belligerent mindset and frustration. In the span of just one week twenty people have been martyred and hundreds injured by extreme brutality and human rights violations by Indian occupation forces. Hundreds of people have lost their eye sight as defenseless people were injured by bullets and pellets guns.
Pakistan has always showed determination to keep raising voice for the innocent people of Kashmir as country has always raised Kashmir dispute on every diplomatic and international forum. It is high time that India must understand that brutality and atrocities would not suppress the spirit of people of Kashmir as with every passing day resolve is being more determined to stand against injustice. India is on the wrong side if it is thinking that continued slaughter in Kashmir would crush the indigenous movement. There is only one way forward to bring long lasting peace in the region, India has to put aside stubborn approach and should not halt the process of dialogue.
On the other side Kashmiris around the world are expecting justice from the United Nations and other international human rights bodies. But it is tragic that world powers and world bodies have failed to solve the serious issue of Kashmir and after passing decades United Nations resolution on Kashmir could not be implemented and people are still suffering.
Despite continued slaughter in Kashmir, India has failed to crush indigenous freedom movement.