Kashmir 'Black Day' observed in Turkey, UAE, Sri Lanka.


ISLAMABAD -- In order to protest against the atrocities committed against the people of Indian occupied Kashmir and to express solidarity with them, Kashmir Black Day was observed in Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Sri Lanka.

Turkish support for Jammu and Kashmir dispute was once again reiterated at an event, organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara as part of Kashmir Black Day commemorative ceremonies, a message reaching here Monday said.

Ali Sahin, Chairman of Turkey-Pakistan Friendship Group in Turkish Parliament, in his speech reiterated Turkish support for the oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He said the people of Turkey were concerned at the situation in Jammu and Kashmir. He said India claims to be world's largest democracy but it had perpetrated worst kind of atrocities in Kashmir over the last 72 years. Kashmir is an issue of honour and a red line for Turkey and so it should be for the Muslim Ummah, Ali Sahin said.

Pakistan Ambassador Muhammad Syrus Sajjad Qazi in his remarks expressed deep gratitude to the people and leadership of Turkey for their support for the oppressed people of Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Ambassador said Kashmiris were fighting for their inalienable right to self-determination and their just struggle would soon succeed.

To express solidarity with the people of Kashmir, Kashmir Black Day was also observed in Abu Dhabi where Ambassador Ghulam Dastgir lauded the heroic struggle of the Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.

He said the Black Day was observed to remind the nation and the world about illegal occupation of Kashmir and highlight the plight of the Kashmiris in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

He said, on this day, the people of Pakistan renew their resolve to continue their support for the Kashmiri...

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