Kayhan Int’l Political Desk
TEHRAN -- To observe the Kashmir Black Day, the Embassy of Pakistan in Tehran organized a webinar Tuesday "to express support of Pakistani government and the nation for the Kashmiri people in their struggle against the continued Indian illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.”
A number of Iranian scholars, academicians, media persons, member of Pakistani community and Pakistani and Iranian students virtually participated in the event, the embassy said in a statement.
Ambassador Rahim Hayat Qureshi said Kashmiris "have been subjected to the use of brute force from the Indian occupation forces since 27 October 1947.”
"Beginning from that day, the Indian security forces have systematically maimed, executed, murdered, blinded and raped thousands of innocent Kashmiris through state-sponsored terrorism,” he said.
Expressing his gratitude to the Iranian leadership, the ambassador highlighted that it has always given a great regard to the struggle for self-determination in Jammu and Kashmir.
He also thanked the Iranian print and electronic media for projecting the Kashmir cause and in highlighting the systematic human rights violations committed by the Indian occupation forces.
The ambassador also reiterated Pakistan’s call to the world leaders, international community including the United Nations, and all human rights organizations to urge India to halt the use of force against the innocent Kashmiri people and resolve the Kashmir Dispute as per the charter of the United Nations and various UNSC Resolutions.
Hujjat-ul-Islam Dr. Salman Naqvi and senior students from Ferdowsi University, Mashhad and Tehran University, in their speeches, condemned the continuing atrocities and gross human rights violations being committed in Jammu and Kashmir.