Pakistan reaffirms support to Kashmiris’ struggle

Islamabad, July 13, 2021 (PPI-OT):Pakistan has reaffirmed support to the Kashmiri brethren in their just struggle against Indian oppression till the realization of their inalienable right to self-determination as enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions.

In a statement on the occasion of Yaum-e-shuhada-e-Kashmir on Tuesday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Zahid Hafeez Chaudhri said the government and people of Pakistan pay homage to the 22 sons of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, who laid down their lives fighting the brutal Dogra forces in Srinagar in 1931. The courage of these martyrs galvanized an unparalleled struggle for self-determination in 1931 that continues till date.

He said over 390 Kashmiris have been martyred by the Indian Occupation Forces in IIOJK since August 5th, 2019. During this year alone, the Indian Occupation Forces have extra-judicially killed eighty-five innocent Kashmiris including young boys and women; arbitrarily arrested and detained 537 Kashmiris; and destroyed 31 houses of Kashmiri people.

The unabated Indian repression over the past seven decades, has failed to break the will of the Kashmiri people. The Spokesperson said we once again call upon the international community, particularly the United Nations and human rights organizations, to investigate the persistent extra-judicial killings of Kashmiris by Indian Occupation Forces and bring the perpetrators of these heinous crimes to justice.

For more information, contact:
Ministry of Information and Broadcasting
Government of Pakistan
4th Floor, Cabinet Block, Pak. Secretariat, Islamabad, Pakistan
Tel: +92-51-9103557