Office of the Spokesperson
Message by the Foreign Minister of Pakistan on the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ 06 April, 2018
For the last 70 years the valiant people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are waging a heroic struggle against Indian oppression, for the realization of the inalienable right to self-determination which has been envisaged in the United Nations Security Council resolutions. These resolutions remain unimplemented because India has backed out of its commitments and wants to continue with subjugation and oppression of the Kashmiri people.
The recent killings of 20 unarmed civilians in IoK, are again a manifestation of the Indian policy of trying to resolve the disputes through the barrel of the gun. The massacre carried out by the Indian occupation forces is totally unacceptable and should be unequivocally condemned by the international community and human rights community around the world. The people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir are being deprived of the basic rights to life and self-determination.
The courageous people of IoK have rendered unmatched sacrifices in this indigenous struggle. The atrocious Indian brutalities have failed to suppress their inviolable spirit. On this day, the Government and people of Pakistan and the people across the world salute the Kashmiri people for their courage, bravery and persistence in the just struggle against Indian occupation and reiterate the continued and steadfast political, moral and diplomatic support to them.
Pakistan reminds the international community of its responsibilities and urges them to fulfill their promise made with the people of Jammu and Kashmir by implementing UN Security Council resolutions. To investigate the gross human rights abuses, International community should urge India to give access to the Fact Finding Missions of OHCHR and IPHRC to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir is the core dispute between India and Pakistan and peace in the region will remain elusive until its resolution, in accordance with the will of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.
06 April 2018