JEDDAH: A ceremony was held at the residence of the Consul General of Pakistan Shehryar Akbar Khan, Jeddah to mark the Kashmir Black Day; honouring the sacrifices of the people of Kashmir who have laid down their lives for their right of self-determination and to condemn the illegal occupation of Kashmir by India, a press release received from Jeddah.
Speaking on the occasion, Khan Hasham Bin Saddique, Ambassador of Pakistan to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, thanked the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques King Salman and Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman and OIC for their continued support for the cause of the Kashmiri People.
He added that Kashmir dispute has two dimensions; one is political and other is the human rights violations. In terms of the political dimension, the UN resolution provides the solution. For the human rights violation; horrendous violations are being committed in occupied-Kashmir.
Indian held Kashmir and the innocent Kashmiris are being tortured and killed. In order to assess the human rights conditions, the OIC Special Representative on Kashmir tried to get access to the Indian held Kashmir but they were not allowed by the Indian government, which shows that Indian government wants to hide their human rights violations from the world, he added.
The ambassador reiterated Pakistan government’s moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri people. Underlining the importance of social media, the Ambassador said that we need to create awareness of this cause and the blatant human rights violations globally through social media.
Ambassador Askar Mussinov Head of Peace and Security Unit, OIC and representative of OIC Secretary General said that OIC fully supports the cause of Kashmiri People. The Consul General Shehryar Akbar Khan highlighted the human rights violation by the Indian forces and appealed to the world community to take notice of the atrocities.
Earlier, Syed Faiz Ahmad Naqshbandi, representative of Kashmiri People, spoke to the audience. He explained the genesis of the Kashmir dispute and highlighted the sacrifices of the Kashmiri Freedom fighters for their cause.