WASHINGTON : Pakistan Ambassador to the United
States Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry has said that the international
community must play its role in bringing an end to the
brutality in Indian Occupied Kashmir.
Addressing a seminar entitled “Kashmir: The Seventy Years’
Struggle”, held at the Embassy of Pakistan in Washington on
Sunday to mark Kashmir Black Day (October 27), Aizaz
Chaudhry called upon the international community to take
notice of the human rights violations perpetrated by Indian
occupation forces in Jammu and Kashmir.
He said the events of the last fifteen months, ever since
the death of Kashmiri freedom fighter Burhan Wani, have
proven that the spirit and determination of the Kashmiris
remains unflinching in the face of Indian brutality. He
assured the Kashmiri community that Pakistan will continue
to lend moral, political and diplomatic support to Kashmir
at all international fora.
Highlighting the historical context of the Jammu & Kashmir
Dispute, two distinguished former diplomats, Amb. Touqir
Hussain and former Foreign Secretary Riaz Mohammad Khan drew
the attention of the international community to numerous UN
Security Council resolutions under which the people of
Kashmir have been promised the right to self-determination
through a UN-mandated plebiscite. The two speakers also
emphasized that both governments in India and Pakistan need
to resume dialogue to arrive at a political solution that is
satisfactory to the Kashmiri people.
Kashmiri American Committee Secretary General Sardar
Zulfiqar Khan, former member Azad Jammu & Kashmir Council
Sardar Sawaar Khan and George Washington University
professor Dr. Imtiaz Khan also spoke on the occasion. Each
speaker highlighted the plight of the innocent Kashmiris,
particularly women and children, who continue to face the
wrath of Indian atrocities since the last seventy years.
They called upon human rights organizations to raise their
voice against India’s barbaric acts in the Kashmir Valley.
The Kashmiri representatives reaffirmed the resolve of the
Muslims of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir to continue their
struggle for freedom from Indian oppression.
Originally published by INP