Special Assistant to Chief Minister on Information Kamran Bangash has said that Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) government will observe ‘Kashmir Black Day’ on Wednesday in the province like the rest of the country.
He said that like all parts of the country, the people and government of K-P will observe 27 October as Kashmir Black Day to show solidarity with Kashmiri people in their heroic freedom struggle. “Civilized world has to condemn Indian atrocities and barbarism in occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” he added. He said that October 27 was one of the darkest and ugliest days of human history when Indian security forces landed in Srinagar to occupy, subjugate, oppress, and terrorize innocent Kashmiris in 1947.
However, he said brutal repression of Indian forces had failed to break the will of brave Kashmiris to stop resistance and historic struggle for freedom over the last 74 years.
Bangash said that the use of force and atrocities in Kashmir on the contrary had strengthened Kashmiris’ resolve to continue the struggle for their legitimate right of self-determination. He recalled that on 27 October, 1947 Indian forces intruded in Srinagar to illegally occupy the territory and subjugate the people of Jammu and Kashmir in clear violation of international laws and humanitarian norms.
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The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government spokesman reiterated Pakistan’s principled position to continue extending moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri brethren. He said that Pakistan stood firm with Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their freedom struggle.
He said that Prime Minister Imran Khan as ambassador of the Kashmiris has raised the Kashmir issue at the UN General Assembly and other international forums. He said that Pakistan would continue raising voice for the people of Kashmir, who were struggling for their legitimate right of self-determination.
Bangash said that today the Indian forces had created an atmosphere of fear in the occupied Jammu & Kashmir and demanded the international forums to help resolve the Kashmir issue in accordance with the accepted UN resolutions.
Published in The Express Tribune, October 27th, 2021.