Pakistani community in UAE observes Kashmir Black Day

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ISLAMABAD, Oct 27 (APP):Embassy of Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Pakistan Consulate in Dubai Saturday organized two events to observe ‘Kashmir Black Day’ to highlight the atrocities being perpetrated by Indian troops in the territory against innocent people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
A large number of Kashmiri and Pakistani community members attended the events. Muhammad Saeed Sarwar, Charge d’ Affaires of the Pakistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi presided over the ceremony, said a press release received here.
Special messages of the president and prime minister on the ‘Kashmir Black Day’ were read out in the events.
In his address, Saeed Sarwar lauded the heroic struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right of self-determination. He said that the Black Day was observed to remind the nation and the world about illegal occupation of Kashmir and highlight the plight of the Kashmiris in IOK.
The Charge d’ Affaires noted that continuous incidents of human rights violations, desecration of human lives, rapes and depriving the children of their eye-sights through the use of pellet guns by the Indian forces were against the basic principles of human dignity.
He said that for over seventy years now, Kashmir dispute has remained on the agenda of the UN Security Council and since then it is a blot on the conscience of international community.
During the event, a documentary was shown depicting the gross human rights violations being committed by the Indian Government in Kashmir.
Students of the Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Pakistan School, Abu Dhabi and Pakistan Community Welfare School, Musaffah sang national songs.
Special prayers were offered for the Kashmiri martyrs and for an early resolution of the Kashmir issue.
At Consulate General Dubai, Acting Consul General Ahmed Shami, while addressing the gathering, said that Pakistan has always forcefully raised the Kashmir issue at all international forums including the UN.
As this year, Foreign Minister of Pakistan, highlighted the persistent human rights violations in IOK at the UN and said that the unresolved Kashmir dispute posed a great threat to peace and stability in the region.
The Acting Consul General also apprised the audience that 49-page report which highlighted the excessive use of the lethal weapons like pellet guns by Indian forces killing 17 people and injuring 6221 people (during 2016 to March 2017).
Kashmiri leaders also highlighted the significance of the day in their speeches. The speakers re-affirmed the resolve of Kashmiris to continue the liberation struggle despite Indian forces atrocities till the objective is achieved.
A short documentary on human rights violations being committed by the Indian occupation forces in IOK was also screened on the occasion.
The event concluded with special prayers for the Kashmiri martyrs and success of the struggle.