Kashmir Solidarity Day: Geelani says Pakistan ‘only country that acknowledges and supports our right’

Srinagar: All Parties Hurriyat Conference chairman, Syed Ali Geelani has thanked Pakistan for observing Kashmir Solidarity Day to “highlight the oppression and suppression” against the people of Jammu and Kashmir at the hands of “Indian occupational forces”.

Geelani expressed gratitude to Pakistan, its people, leadership of Azad Kashmir and the people across the globe, who organized demonstrations, symposiums, seminars and rallies in favor of people of Jammu & Kashmir for their right to self-determination and highlighting the dispute and gross human rights violations.

Hurriyat Chairman said that people in Jammu and Kashmir are challenging a big power and Pakistan is the only country that acknowledges the right to self-determination and extends its persistent support.

“We are highly thankful to Pakistan for their categorical support, & we hope Pakistan will play more effective and active role in this regard. They should activate all its embassies and other human resources to highlight Kashmir issue & human rights violations in an operative method,” Geelani said in his message.

He urged the UN to realize the gravity and severity of this grave and grim situationsaying that this world body has testified our stand that Indian armed forces under the undemocratic and unethical shield of legal impunity continue the “genocide of Kashmiris, with bullets, pellets, torture, rape and humiliation.”

Hurriyat chairman appealed UN rights body to take serious note of this brazen denial of facts and pressurize India to abide by the universal obligations and fulfill long pending UN resolution on Jammu and Kashmir to pave a way for permanent peace and prosperity.


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