Pakistan Not To Relent In Support To Kashmiris' Self-determination Right: FM Qureshi
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Thu 05th August 2021 | 09:10 AM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Aug, 2021 ) :Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that Pakistan will not relent in its support until the Kashmiris realize their legitimate right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.
In his message on "Youm-e-Istehsal" marking two years of India's illegal act of August 5, 2019, the foreign minister said in violation of the United Nations Security Council Resolutions on Jammu and Kashmir and of international law, India tried to obliterate the distinct identity of the Kashmiri people.
The foreign minister said Pakistan honoured sacrifices of Kashmiris and salute their indomitable spirit in their just struggle for inalienable right to self-determination.
He said India hoped that by attempting to alter demographic structure of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) that it could dampen the spirit of the Kashmiri people or at the very least, make them compromise on their legitimate right to self-determination.
He mentioned the unabated Indian repression including extra-judicial killings of innocent Kashmiris, unprecedented restrictions on freedom of speech, fake encounters, cordon-and-search operations, custodial torture and deaths.
Enforced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership and youth, use of pellet guns, destruction and burning of houses, and other methods of subjugation have miserably failed to shake the resolve of the Kashmiri people, he added.
"It remains an internationally recognized dispute, the solution of which is firmly anchored in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions in accordance with UN Charter and the wishes of the people of Kashmir," he said.
Also, the world leaders and parliamentarians expressed concern and shown their support for the Kashmiris, he said.
Qureshi stressed that more than 1.5 billion people of the region deserved to see the dawn of peace and prosperity which has been held hostage to the gross and systematic violations of human rights in IIOJK.
He said Pakistan called upon the international community to hold India accountable for its crimes against Kashmiris and demand that India reverses its illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, revoke draconian laws, cease all human rights violations, and stop its state-terrorism against the people of IIOJK.