Embassy of Pakistan in Sweden & Finland organized a conference on the eve of the Black Day (Oct 27 2019) to highlight sufferings of the Kashmir people in the Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and to condemn gross violations of human rights by the occupying Indian forces there.
A large number of Pakistanis living in Sweden, Finland and other Scandinavian countries participated in the conference and gave a unanimous call to end atrocities in the IOK. They also termed Kashmiri people’s right of self-determination as their fundamental right.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of Pakistan Ahmad Hussain Dayo regretted that the Indian government and the forces were persecuting the innocent Kashmiri people in the IOK and had no regard for the elderly, the children and the women. They (the Indian forces) are using pallet guns and have denied them access to basic needs of life.
Since August 5, when the Indian government imposed curfew in the IOK in order to pre-empt resistance by the people of the occupied valley against the Indian Parliament’s infamous act of revoking Articles 370 and 35-A, people there are living in worst conditions, he said. Almost 85 days have passed yet there is no end to sufferings of the local population and curfew and restrictions are still intact.
He reiterated the Pakistani government’s diplomatic, moral and political support to the people of the IOK and to raise the matter at all the forums.
Ahmad Hussain Dayo referred to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s recent visit to the United Nations where he unequivocally shared Pakistan’s Foreign Policy with the world community saying the Kashmiri people’s right of self-determination is admitted even by the United Nations in its resolutions and the Kashmir dispute is an unfinished agenda of the partition of. India and Independence of Pakistan in 1947.