Islamabad, The people and Government of Pakistan are observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ today, to express solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiri people in their just and legitimate struggle for the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination.
The Day is being observed with traditional zeal and fervor by Pakistanis from all walks of life and by Pakistani and Kashmiri Diaspora around the world. In this context, a special ‘Solidarity Day Walk’ was held in Islamabad this morning along the Constitution Avenue starting from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs upto the Parliament Building in Islamabad. The officers and staff members of the Ministry participated in the walk, alongside school children and people from the different walks of life.
The President, Prime Minister and the Foreign Minister, in their special messages on the occasion, have renewed Pakistan’s unwavering moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmir Cause and called for resolution of the Kashmir Dispute according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people in a UN supervised plebiscite according to the UNSC Resolutions.
The Foreign Minister has addressed letters to President UN General Assembly, President UN Security Council, UN Secretary General, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and OIC Secretary General to apprise them of the latest developments in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK). In these letters, the Foreign Minister has called for implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions to enable the people of Jammu and Kashmir to determine their own future. He has also demanded a UN-supervised investigation into the human rights situation in IIOJK.
A range of activities on the Kashmir Solidarity Day have been designed to express Pakistan’s solidarity with the Kashmiri people, highlighting the ongoing human rights violations in IIOJK, and underscoring the dangerous implications of India’s illegal and unilateral actions since 5 August 2019 to turn Kashmiris into a marginalized and disempowered minority in their own land. These include public rallies, seminars, webinars, panel discussions and photo exhibitions being organized throughout the country. Pakistan’s diplomatic missions around the world will also arrange special activities for Kashmir Solidarity Day.