An event to mark the Kashmir Black Day on 27 October was held in Ankara, Turkey on Saturday Organized by the Anadolu Youth Association.
Speaking on the occasion, Ambassador of Pakistan, Syrus Sajjad Qazi, said that millions of Kashmiris across the globe are marking Black Day on 27 October.
He said on that day in 1947, the overwhelmingly Muslim majority state of Jammu & Kashmir was forcibly occupied by India, against the wishes and aspiration of the Kashmiris.
Ambassador Qazi underlined that India continued to blatantly violate the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir that guaranteed the Kashmiris their inalienable right to self-determination.
He added that India’s illegal and unilateral steps of 5 August 2019, yet again, are in direct contravention of these resolutions, and are hence condemnable in the strongest possible terms.
He also expressed deep concern at the prevailing human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, as well as at the rising tide of right-wing Hindu extremism and Islamophobia in India, that continued to target Muslims in general and Kashmiris in particular.
Ambassador Qazi expressed deep gratitude for the people and the government of Turkey for their consistent, principled and just support for the resolution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.