Pakistan Embassy hosts talk program on right to self-determination for people of Jammu Kashmir

Published On: January 5, 2020 04:43 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: Pakistan Embassy in Kathmandu organized a talk program entitled "Right to Self Determination for the People of Jammu Kashmir” on its premises, on Sunday.

During the event, Ambassador Mazhar Javed recollected the genesis of the dispute and the adoption of UNSC resolutions promising the people of Jammu and Kashmir their right to self-determination, according to a press release issued by the embassy.

He said that the non-implementation of these resolutions had subjected several generations of the people of 'India-controlled Jammu and Kashmir' to grave sufferings and challenged the peace and stability of the region.

Participants of the program expressed serious concern on the worsening human rights situation in Kashmir due to months-long clamp down on millions of people in the occupied territory, according to the embassy.

Pakistani Ambassador Mazhar Javed

On the occasion, messages from the Pakistani President Arif Alvi, Prime Minister Imran Khan and the Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Quraishi on 'Kashmiris’ Right to Self Determination' were recited by a Pakistani diplomat.

In his message, the Pakistani president said that the current situation in 'Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir' is the worst in recent history where people have been deprived of their fundamental rights, including rights to life, food, health, freedom of expression and assembly as well and self-determination.

Prime Minister Khan, in his message, said that Pakistan’s strong and steadfast moral, political and diplomatic support for the Kashmiri people will continue till the realization of their inalienable right of self-determination.

Pakistan Foreign Minister Quraishi, in the message, said that India's illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August 2019 are aimed at altering the disputed status 'Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir' and bringing about demographic changes to undermine the right to self-determination of the Kashmiris.

Intellectuals, media personalities and representatives of human rights organizations attended the program.


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