Pakistan expresses solidarity with the Kashmiri people on 91st Youm-e-Shuhada-e-Kashmir.
Foreign Office Spokesperson Asim Iftikhar Ahmad in a statement said the government and people of Pakistan are today solemnly observing the 91st Kashmir Martyrs’ Day.
He paid homage to the 22 Kashmiri martyrs who rendered the ultimate sacrifice while braving the indiscriminate force unleashed on them in 1931 by the Dogra forces.
The Spokesperson said Kashmiris are still struggling against India’s illegal occupation. He further said even today, the 900,000-strong Indian occupation forces continue to hold hostage the Kashmiri people under the worst form of military siege to perpetuate their wrongful occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
Asim Iftikhar Ahmad once again urged India to immediately halt its state-terrorism in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, cease all human rights violations, release all political prisoners, lift the in-human military siege, stop its attempts to change the demographic structure of the occupied territory, and let the Kashmiri people exercise their legitimate right to self-determination.
The Spokesperson called upon the international community, international human rights organizations, and particularly the United Nations and its human rights mechanism to take cognizance of the dire human rights and humanitarian situation in the IIOJK and ensure peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.