Pak embassy in Kuwait observes Solidarity Day
The Embassy organized a function at the Chancery premises on 5th February 2009, to express solidarity with the Kashmiri people. A cross section of the representatives of the Pakistani and Kashmiri community in Kuwait attended the function. The function started with the recitation of the Holy Quran, followed by showing a video received from the Ministry of Information, External Publicity Wing, highlighting the importance of Kashmir Solidarity Day.
The audience watched the video with keen interest. The Charge d’ Affaires a.i. read out the messages of the President and the Prime Minister, received from the Ministry on the occasion, to the audience, says a press release received from Pakistan Embassy Kuwait today.
The Charge d’ Affaires in his brief speech highlighted background of observing the Kashmir Solidarity Day on 5th February and genesis of Kashmir dispute. He also highlighted the present government’s policy and efforts for the peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute. On the sidelines in the Chancery premises an exhibit of brochures and pamphlets highlighting the different aspects of Kashmir dispute was organized. After the conclusion of the function light refreshments were served to the participants.
Kashmir Solidarity Day observed in Malaysia
KUALA LUMPUR MALAYSIA: Like other parts of the world “Kashmir Solidarity Day” was also observed in Malaysia to mark the just struggle of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination and to remember the countless sacrifices of those Kashmiris who had laid their lives for the cause. To express solidarity with people living in occupied Jammu and Kashmir a forum titled “Kashmir A Human Dilemma” was organized by Global Peace Mission (GPM) of Malaysia, in collaboration with the Pakistan High Commission, at a local hotel, in Kuala Lumpur, today.
As a mark of respect to the valiant struggle of Kashmiris in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, one minute silence was observed and, messages of the President of Pakistan and Prime Minister of Pakistan on the Kashmir Solidarity Day, were read by the officials of the Pakistan High Commission.
The President and Prime Minister in their separate messages exhorted the international community to play its due role in bringing an end to the repression and human rights violations being committed against the people of Indian Held Kashmir and reassured the Kashmiri brethren of Pakistan’s unflinching support to their struggle for realization of their right of self-determination.
The renowned Malaysian scholars and human right activists including Dr. Chandra Muzafar, President of International Movement for a Just World(JU’ST), Dr. Christoph W. Marcinkowski of International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies of Malaysia (IAIS), Prof. Dr. Abdullah Ahsan of International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) and Dr. Rohanas Harun, of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM), addressed the selected invitees including students, teachers, business community, representatives of NGOs and cross section of civil society.
Mr. 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.
Dr. Chandra Muzafar, President of International Movement for a Just World (JU’ST) said that the Muslims around the world should pool up their resources to advocate Kashmir, Palestine and other issues confronting to them in a peaceful and convincing manner.
He said that in this regard, they should engage the powerful International media to propagate their point of view to the different countries of the world, keeping in view their languages, culture and preferences. By doing so, the world opinion will change in their favor which would help in just solutions of the problems confronted by them, he added.
Dr. Christoph W. Marcinkowski of International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies of Malaysia (IAIS) and Prof. Dr. Abdullah Ahsan of International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) gave the historical perspectives of the Kashmir issue and said that the Kashmiris are peace loving people and are influence by Sufism which preaches peaceful coexistence with people of other religions and ethnicity. It is only the betrayal of Kashmiris by the British and Indian leadership that they are left with no choice than to wage struggle for attaining their inalienable right of self determination which was denied to them, they added.
Dr. Rohanas Harun, of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia(UKM) said that it was India who took the issue of Kashmir to United Nation Security Council(UNSC) and therefore was bound to honor the resultant UNSC’s resolutions on Kashmir. She said that viable solution to Kashmir issue could only be found in faithful implementation of UNSC’s various resolutions which has stressed holding of a plebiscite to let the people of Kashmir to decide their accession to India or Pakistan.
The High Commissioner of Pakistan Lt. Gen (Retd) Tahir Mahmud Qazi in his concluding remarks said that the partition treaty of British India into Pakistan and India clearly laid down the principle of accession which stated that the people of Hindu and Muslim majority princely states will decide their accession to either Pakistan and India through plebiscite. This principle was also endorsed by various Resolution passed by UNSC on Kashmir but, unfortunately this right of self determination has been denied to Kashmiri people even after sixty year of partition.
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 role in supporting people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir for attaining their inalienable right of self determination.
He said Pakistan will continue extending its moral political and diplomatic support to Kashmiris for their right of self determination. Global Peace Mission also held an exhibition at the same venue wherein various posters, brochures and other relevant material on Kashmir dispute were exhibited. The participants of the Talk expressed their keen interest in the exhibits and reference material on Kashmir dispute.
Kashmir Solidarity Day 2009 commemorated at Pakistan Embassy
TEHRAN — A ceremony was held at the Pakistan Embassy in Tehran on Thursday to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. It was presided over by the charge d’affaires of the embassy, Mr. Nasrullah Khan.
The Kashmir Solidarity Day messages of the Pakistani president and prime minister were read out to the audience after a recitation of the Holy Quran.
In his address to the gathering, Charge d’Affaires Nasrullah Khan paid tribute to the valiant people of Kashmir who have rendered tremendous sacrifices in the struggle to attain their inalienable right of self-determination. He stated that Pakistan is committed to a just and peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN Security Council resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He added that it is imperative that lasting peace and security is established in the region since India and Pakistan both possess nuclear weapons.