Pakistan HC In London Holds Seminar, Photo Exhibition To Mark Youm-e-Istehsal
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Fri 06th August 2021 | 12:40 AM
ISLAMABAD, Aug 5 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 6th Aug, 2021 ) :Coinciding with the second anniversary of India's illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019 in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Pakistan High Commission in London Thursday hosted a seminar and photo exhibition to mark Youm-e-Istehsal.
British Parliamentarians who participated in the seminar and addressed the audience, in person, or virtually, included Andrew Gwynne MP, Chair Labour Friends of Kashmir; Paul Bristow MP, Co-Chair Conservative Friends of Kashmir; Yasmin Qureshi MP, Chair APPG on Pakistan; James Daly MP, Co-Chair Conservative Friends of Kashmir; Imran Hussain MP; Lord Wajid Khan; Naz Shah MP; Khalid Mahmood MP; Imran Hussain MP; and Afzal Khan MP. Raja Najabat Hussain, Chairman Jammu Kashmir Self Determination Movement International and Dr. Nazir Gilani, President JKCHR, as well as Councilors Yasmin Dar and Liaquat Ali, also spoke on the occasion.
In his remarks, High Commissioner Moazzam Ahmad Khan said India's illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, seeking to alter the internationally recognized disputed status of Jammu and Kashmir were in clear violation of the UN Charter and international law, a press release issued by Pakistan High Commission said.
He stated that India was not just content with simply usurping rights of Kashmiris, taking away all freedoms and unleashing a reign of terror. It was systematically decimating Kashmir's cultural, social, political, demographic and economic distinctiveness.
The speakers also called upon India to immediately end the siege of IIOJK, stop its egregious violations of human rights, and take steps for the full implementation of the relevant UNSC resolutions on the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.
They pointed out that the issue was no longer a bilateral one between Pakistan and India, but basically a matter of human rights. Failure of the UN to take action despite the lapse of 70 years was undermining the multi-lateral system's credibility, which was bound to carry grave repercussions.
The High Commission also held a day-long photo exhibition depicting the plight of the Kashmiri people, and the extent of their suffering. A large number of Kashmiris visited the exhibition and expressed their solidarity with the oppressed people of IIOJK.