Kathmandu: Embassy of Pakistan in Kathmandu organized a talk program on “Consequences of Illegal Occupation”to commemorate the Kashmir Black Day. Seventy-six years ago, on October 27, 1947 India deployed troops to Srinagar in an unlawful intervention and illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Since then Pakistan and Kashmiris observe this day as “Kashmir Black Day”. Prominent analysts, scholars and eminent journalists participated in the event, according to a statement issued by the embassy.
During the program, messages of President, Prime Minister and Foreign Minister of Pakistan were read out for the audience present. In his message, President Arif Alvi paid tribute to the Kashmiris on their resilience in their just struggle for the right to self-determination. Prime Minister Anwaar-ul-Haqre affirmed Pakistan’s resolute support for the Kashmiri brothers and sisters. He reiterated Pakistan’s solidarity with the Kashmiri people until realization of their legitimate and inalienable right to self-determination, in accordance with the United Nations Charter and relevant UN Security Council Resolutions. He also called for the release of all those arbitrarily arrested and illegally incarcerated. He demanded access for international human rights and humanitarian organizations, as well as the international media, so as to investigate the grave human rights situation in the occupied territory.