Prime Minister Imran Khan has urged the global community to work for a peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of the Kashmiri people.
In his message on Kashmir Black Day, he urged the world to take practical steps to stop India from using state-terrorism as a tool to destabilize the region.
The Prime Minister said the international legitimacy of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute is enshrined in the UN Security Council resolutions, which are binding.
He said it is the collective responsibility of all member states to ensure compliance by India of its international obligations.
The Prime Minister said we are observing Kashmir Black Day to condemn Indian illegal occupation of the state and to reiterate our unwavering support to the Kashmiri people struggling for their right to self-determination.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi in his message on Kashmir Black Day has urged the international community to pressure India to immediately lift the military siege of the Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, reverse the illegal actions and restore Kashmiris’ fundamental human rights.
Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser and Deputy Speaker Qasim Suri have urged the United Nations to strictly implement the UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir and take strict notice of ongoing Indian atrocities in the occupied territory.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Shibli Faraz in his message urged the civilized world to take practical steps for providing Kashmiris their legitimate and democratic right to self-determination.
Kashmir Black Day
Kashmiris in both Pakistani and Indian regions are observing Black Day today to show the world that India has illegally taken control of their motherland.
Kashmiris on both sides of the Line Of Control are observing the black day to express grief over illegal control of the land.
According to Kashmir Media Service, protests, rallies, and seminars will be held in Srinagar and other areas of the occupied territory today in wake of black day. According to Kashmir media services, such activities will be held to condemn the Indian invasion as well as revocation of the special status of Kashmir by the Modi-led fascist regime.
On this day, a complete shutdown will be observed in the territory, call for which has been given by All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Hurriyat forum led by Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Democratic Freedom Party, and other pro-freedom organizations.
Indian Army had invaded the state of Jammu and Kashmir on this day in 1947, in an attempt to subjugate the Kashmiri people.
In August last year, India took brutal and illegal steps to change the internationally recognized disputed status of the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and alter its demographic structure. Since then, New Delhi has failed to break the will of courageous people in IOJK. Kashmiris are struggling to get their rights back.
‘Kashmir issue unfinished agenda of partition’
Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser has said the Kashmir issue was an unfinished agenda during the partition of the Indian sub-continent. He said Pakistan was fighting the case of Kashmiris across the world.
He further said that the Kashmir issue would be highlighted at all the platforms at the international level. He added that it was a priority of the present government to become the voice of the oppressed Kashmiris and provide them moral, political, and diplomatic support.