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LAHORE, July 17 (APP): Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Sunday that black day against Indian cruelties in occupied Jammu & Kashmir would be observed actively.

Talking to members of national and Punjab Assembly here, he said elected representatives and workers should take active part in the functions on the occasion of black day for the right of self-determination of Kashmiris and exposing Indian cruelties.

Shehbaz Sharif said that India could not deprive the Kashmiris of their right of self-determination through brutalities. “We salute the struggle of independence of Kashmiri sisters and brothers,” he said and added that Indian government should fully understand that it could not crush spirit of independence of Kashmiri people through bullets.

The chief minister said the policy of violence and atrocities of Indian government had further increased the desire of freedom in hearts of Kashmiri people. He said freedom was a basic right of Kashmiris and India could not deprive them of right of self-determination for a long time through state-terrorism.

Shehbaz Sharif said he saluted the brave mothers of Kashmir whose sons and daughters had embraced martyrdom for independence. He said that there was no moral justification for silence of world community against the bloodshed of innocent Kashmiris.

He said that international community should pressurize India to stop bloodshed in Kashmir as murder of unarmed Kashmiris was open violation of human rights. World community should take immediate practical steps for checking Indian cruelties against Kashmiris, he added.

Pakistan would continue its diplomatic and moral support for
Kashmiris, he resolved.

Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafiq, MNAs Pervaiz Malik, Mehar Ishtiaq Ahmad, Shaista Pervaiz Malik, Provincial Ministers Mian Mujtaba Shuja-ur-Rehman, Malik Nadeem Kamran, MPAs Khawaja Imran Nazir, Zaeem Hussain Qadri, Manshaullah Butt and other elected representatives were also present.