To mark the 75th Commemoration of Kashmir Black Day, i.e. 27 October 2022, the Embassy of Pakistan Niamey organized a special event at Hotel Radisson in the evening. The event was attended by various Senior Cabinet Ministers, Parliamentarians, Resident Ambassadors & Defence Attaches, Senior Civil & Military Officials, Diplomats, Civil Society, Academia, businesspersons, Journalist and Pakistani community members.
The event started with the recitation from the Holy Quran, followed by cake cutting ceremony with the tune of the national anthem. The Mission also showed a documentary highlighting Indian atrocities in Jammu & Kashmir. Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Ahmed Ali Sirohey Ambassador of Pakistan brought to fore India’s illegitimate measures of 27th October 1947 and egregious human rights violations in IIOJK. On this day, the Indian occupation forces landed in Srinagar to occupy, subjugate, oppress and terrorize the innocent Kashmiri population.
This has been manifested through recourse to brutal force, prohibitions on freedom of speech, staged encounters, destruction of hearths & homes and use of pellet guns. Nevertheless, these appalling circumstances have miserably failed to shake the impeccable resolve of the Kashmiri people. The Ambassador of Pakistan underscored the commitment of the Government and the people of Pakistan has always remained steadfast in enabling Kashmiris to realize their cherished dream of self-determination in accordance with pertinent United Nations Security Council resolutions.
He highlighted the historical dimensions of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute and lauded the struggle for independence of the Kashmiri people. The continued human rights violations of the innocent at the hand of Indian occupation forces were highlighted. He said that UNSC resolutions clearly mention the right of self-determination through a plebiscite. He said that revocation of Article 370, altering the administrative set-up of a disputed state was a violation of UNSC resolutions.
The occupation authorities have made 8 million people prisoners since 5th August 2019. The demographic change through domicile law by the occupation forces is unacceptable. He stressed the international community to compel India the resolution of this long-standing issue as per UN resolutions and aspirations of the people of Jammu & Kashmir.