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Pakistan observing Black Day in protest against Indian atrocities in IOK: PM
ISLAMABAD, Jul 19:Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif
has said that being a stakeholder in the Kashmir issue, the whole
Pakistani nation is observing the Black Day on July 20 in protest
against atrocities in the Indian Occupied Kashmir.
In a message on the Black Day, the Prime Minister said
Pakistan stands with the Kashmiris in every hour of trial and this
relation is not only based upon religion, civilization and humanity
but also related to blood.
“We will never leave Kashmiris alone and their case would be
fought at all the diplomatic, political and human rights fora,” he
He said the current freedom wave in Kashmir would not subside
and when nations arose in such a way, nothing could stem their way
India had no other option but to accept its defeat before the
heroic struggle, he said.
The Prime Minister said on this day, the whole nation would
express solidarity with the Kashmiri people. All the government
officials would put black arm bands and special prayers would be
offered for the Kashmiris after the Zohar prayers.
All the Pakistan’s missions aborad would hold special
ceremonies to highlight the issue, besides Pakistani diaspora would
hold demonstration in front of the UN offices across the globe.
They would mobilize human rights organizations in
their respective countries to take notice of the human rights
violations in IOK and to sensitize various caucuses in the different
The Prime Minister noted that continuous incidents of human
rights violations, desecration of human lives, rapes and depriving
the children of their eye-sights had been occurring in the IOK which
had perturbed those elements across the globe who had firm belief
in the sanctity of humanity.
He said no state could be allowed to trample the established
principles of humanity at the altar of its vested political
interests and so called strategy.
The Prime Minister further lamented that the international
conscience was in deep slumber over such gross human rights
India had neglected two vital issues while dealing with the
IOK, he said, adding Kashmir could never be regarded as internal
issue of India, because the United Nations had already declared the
IOK as disputed territory after India itself approached the UN and
promised the world to honour Kashmiris’ right to self determination
and to hold plebiscite.
India itself is making a mockery of its stance before the
world community, he added.
Secondly, the human rights violations had a long history in
IOK. Human rights violations are now an international issue, he
The Prime Minister questioned when the issue of human rights
violations in other countries could be raised at the UN and other
fora then why not such grisly incidents in IOK could be featured in
the global discussions.
The Prime Minister called upon the international community to
give special attention to the status of Pakistan as a stakeholder to
the issue and as acknowledged by the UN.
Pakistan could not keep itself aloof if such recurrent inhuman
treatment was meted out to the Kashmiris in IOK, he said.
He said India had inflicted a chain of atrocities and
aggression over three generations of Kashmiris but now it is a
decisive moment for India to grab, whether to continue with its
killing spree of the innocent people, or to give them their due right
which it had promised to the UN.
The Prime Minister said India could not clamp restrictions on
the minds of Kashmiris and gag their voices as they had turned to
social media as an effective tool for their voices.
It should realize from history that whenever people had strong
determination, use of weapons to curb their urge always became a
useless tactic, he added.