KUALA LUMPUR; The Kashmir Solidarity Day was observed in Malaysia to mark the just struggle of the Kashmiris for their right to self-determination and to remember the countless sacrifices of those Kashmiris who had laid down their lives in the struggle to attain their inalienable right to freedom.
To express solidarity with Kashmiri brethren in occupied Kashmir a seminar titled “Resolution of Kashmir Issue and Peace in South Asia” was held under the auspices of Global Peace Mission” of Malaysia in collaboration with Pakistan High Commission in Kuala Lumpur, on Monday.
The seminar was attended by cross sections of the civil society including, students, teachers, business community and representatives of NGOs. As a mark of respect to the valiant struggle of Kashmiris in occupied Kashmir, one minute silence was observed. Later, messages of the President of Pakistan and Prime minister of Pakistan on the Kashmir Solidarity Day were read.
Yusri Mohammad, President of Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia, Abdullah Al Ahsan, Professor, Department of History and Civilization, International Islamic University of Malaysia, Dr. Azharudin Mohamed Dali, Department of History, University of Malaysia, and Dr. Muhammad Arif Zakaullah of International Islamic University, Malaysia and Ms. Rohanas Harun, Senior Lecturer Department of International and Strategic Relations, University of Malaysia addressed the seminar.
Yusri Mohammad, President of Muslim Youth Movement of Malaysia said that our presence in the seminar is an apt reflection of our solidarity with the Kashmiri brothers and sisters who are struggling to get their just right for self determination.
Abdullah Al Ahsan, Professor, Department of History and Civilization, International Islamic University of Malaysia said that Peace in South Asia cannot be attained without resolving the Kashmir dispute. He said the world community should become serious to resolve the Kashmir dispute to ensure durable peace in the South Asian region.
Dr. Azharudin Mohamed Dali, Department of History, University of Malaysia asked the global community to play its due role in settling the Kashmir dispute.
Dr. Muhammad Arif Zakaullah of International Islamic University of Malaysia said that there is dire need to project the Kashmir dispute at every international forum. He said the India’s hegemonic designs and its apartheid behavior against its non Hindu minorities including Muslims should be exposed to the global civil societies is subtle and convincing manner to motivate them to play an active role in resolving the dispute of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Ms. Rohanas Harun, Senior Lecturer, Department of International and Strategic Relations, University of Malaysia said that Kashmir is no more an issue between Pakistan and India but it is an Humanitarian issue, wherein millions of people have been denied of their right of self determination. She stressed the media to project this issue in its real perspectives to sensitize the civil societies on this issue and win there active support towards resolution of this humanitarian issue.
In his concluding remarks, the High Commissioner for Pakistan to Malaysia, Tahir Mahmud Qazi said that Kashmir dispute is not only a question of dispute between Pakistan and India, but it is a question of millions of Kashmiri human beings who are suffering under occupation since 1935, first under the Hindu Dogra Raja and after the partition in 1947 under the Indian occupation.
The High Commissioner said that the western democracies and United Nation should resolve the outstanding disputes between its member countries without any discrimination and favour. It is unfortunate that the United Nation and western democracies are silent spectators to the just demand of million of Kashmiri for their inalienable right of self determination.
Tahir Mahmud Qazi said that the Simla Agreement does not supersede the United Nations resolutions, therefore, United Nation should actively pursue implementation of its resolutions on disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that Pakistan has always extended its moral, political and diplomatic support for a just and peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiris, however, the world community should play its active part to support people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir who have rendered invaluable sacrifices to win their inalienable right of self determination.