ISLAMABAD: The government and people of Pakistan reaffirm their unshakable resolve to continue to raise their voice and extend all possible support for the right of self-determination of the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
This was stated by Spokesperson of Foreign Office Asim Iftikhar, in response to media queries regarding Kashmiris observing India’s Republic Day as black day today (Wednesday).
He said Kashmiris in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and across the globe as well mark today as a black day against Indian oppression. He said it is deplorable that in the past few days, the Indian occupation forces have further intensified the military siege already in place in the occupied territory for more than seven decades.
He said the Indian government’s decision to award so-called gallantry awards to the personnel of its occupation forces is yet another affront to the dignity of the countless victims of India’s state-terrorism characterized by gross human rights violations, extrajudicial killings, arbitrary arrests, suspension of fundamental freedoms, rapes.
He said on different occasions, Pakistan has presented to the UN and the international community evidence of crimes against humanity being perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces in IIOJK.
The foreign Office Spokesperson urged international community to hold India to account for its oppression, and play its due role in enabling the Kashmiris exercise their inalienable right to self-determination as pledged to them under the relevant UN Security Council resolutions, without any further delay.