Pakistani High Commission holds discussion on Kashmir in Kuala Lumpur

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Kuala Lumpur: Pakistan High Commission in Kuala Lumpur held an academic activity to discuss the Kashmir Dispute and its
implications as an expression of solidarity with the people of Jammu &
Kashmir in line with the Government of Pakistan’s moral, political and
diplomatic support to their legitimate struggle for self-determination as
enshrined in the relevant UN Security Council Resolutions on Kashmir
dispute.

The event was attended by over 200 participants that included members of diplomatic community notably ambassadors, scholars from friendly countries, delegations from Malaysian humanitarian NGOs, prominent public and private think-tanks, journalists, and members of Pakistani community. The Member Parliament of KP, Mr. Fazli Ghafoor, who was on an official visit to Malaysia, also attended the event.

The Speakers included a Kashmir youth leader and women’s representative
from Indian occupied Kashmir (IOK), Ms. Shaista, who apprised the
participants about the grave human rights situation in Kashmir. She stated
that Indian occupation forces were committing genocide and crimes against
humanity as well as strangulating the Kashmiris economically, socially and
disallowing religious and communication freedoms to crush Kashmiris’ will
for their struggle for exercising their right to self-determination.
Highlighting the plight of Kashmiri women, Ms. Shaista recounted the
incident of Kunan and Poshpura mass dishonoring of Kashmiri women by Indian
soldiers, the phenomenon of ‘Half Widows’ and everyday incidents of
barbarity.

She informed the audience that in the latest drive of state sponsored
terrorism, Indian forces had killed over 100, blinded more than 500 and
injured thousands with complete impunity since July 2016. She questioned
the apathy and silence of international community viz-a-viz the sufferings
of Kashmiri Muslims at the hand of Indian state. She called for support of
global community for resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN
Security Council resolutions and for immediate cessation of bloodshed of
innocent Kashmiris.

Dr. Hassan, a PhD Scholar, highlighted the systematic denial of freedom of
expression and closure of social media to Kashmiris to stifle news from
Kashmir. He lashed out at the double standards of social media, controlled
by the Western countries with Indian presence, who blocked all the accounts
that were reflecting on the Indian atrocities in IOK.

Hurriyat leadership’s video conveying the situation on ground in IOK and
their appreciation of government and people of Pakistan’s support was also
shown.

High Commissioner of Pakistan, Nafees Zakaria, shared the messages of
President and Prime Minister of Pakistan, expressing solidarity with
Kashmiris and calling for resolution of Jammu & Kashmir dispute in
accordance with the UN Security Council Resolutions. The leadership also
highlighted the grave human rights situation and reminded the International
Community and the UN of their moral obligation.

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