ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The sixth anniversary of the martyrdom of iconic Kashmiri youth leader Burhan Muzaffar Wani is being observed on Friday.
In a statement, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Asim Iftikhar Ahmad said that the government and people of Pakistan pay strong tribute to the life and legacy of Burhan Wani for his selfless contribution and sacrifice in the struggle of the Kashmiris to attain their inalienable right to self-determination.
While paying homage to Burhan Wani as the face of the indigenous Kashmir freedom movement, Pakistan once again urges the government of India to desist from indiscriminate use of force and relentless targeting of Kashmiris especially the youth, he said.
Indian occupation forces martyred Burhan Wani this day in 2016 but could never extinguish flame of freedom he ignited in the hearts & minds of the people of IIOJK. His heroic struggle against ruthless & illegal occupation continues to inspire the Kashmiri youth & blaze their path
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The Spokesperson said that Pakistan also urges the international community to play its due role for a just and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people.