Virtual talk on Kashmir issue

Pakistan Embassy to Nepal has organized a virtual talk programme on “Right to Self Determination & Consequences of Illegal Occupation” to commemorate the Kashmir Black Day on Thursday.

An hour program was conducted in the participation of analysts, scholars, and eminent journalists. Speaking at the program the Charge d’Affaires (a.i.) Adnan Javed Khan recounted the historical perspective of the dispute and the Kashmiris’ struggle for their right of self-determination which had been promised to them under several UN Security Council resolutions. He also highlighted the human rights violations taking place in Indian Occupied Kashmir after the Indian Government’s illegal decision to revoke Article 370 on August 5. Khan said, ‘violated the UN resolutions.’

The people of Jammu Kashmir have been subjected to inhuman curfew, thousands of arbitrary detentions mostly of teenagers, night raids, rape, torture, and the clampdown on the internet and cell phone. Speaking at the event, participants expressed serious concerns on the media/information blockade, use of pellet guns, arrest of Kashmiri leadership, and other inhuman actions of the Indian government which has been well documented in UN High Commissioner on Human Rights reports. Miscellaneous reporting of Amnesty International and other international human rights organizations were also taken into account and India’s repressive measures in the disputed territory were criticized.

The unresolved status of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute has posed the biggest challenge to peace in South Asia, ever since the two countries came into being in 1947 and the UN Security Council passed several resolutions for resolving the dispute in accordance with the wishes of the people of Jammu Kashmir.