ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr Arif Alvi has said that India’s illegal actions of August 5, 2019 have further strengthened the bond between the people of Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IOJ&K) and Pakistan.
In his message on Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed on Wednesday, the president said that the government and the people of Pakistan will continue to extend their political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people until they get their legitimate right to self-determination as per the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Resolutions.
“Today, we express our solidarity with brave and resilient people of Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir who have rendered unmatched sacrifices for their legitimate right to self-determination over the course of the past seven decades in an indomitable struggle for freedom from oppression,” the president said.
The president said that it has been a battle of hope against overwhelming odds, of courage against fear, and of sacrifice against tyranny; but through all of it, the Kashmiri people have persisted, unrelenting and proud like they have always been, to deny India the perverse gratification of subjugating them.
Dr Arif Alvi said that on August 5 last year, India absolved itself of the last pretense of civility and justice be trying to deprive the Kashmiri people of their very identity. He said that through its illegal and unilateral actions, India directly contravened the relevant UNSC Resolutions and tried to further brutalize the Kashmiri people and take additional measures to deny them their legitimate right to self-determination as promised by the international community through those Resolutions.
However, he added, that the world has rejected India’s treacherous behaviour and its sham democracy now stands exposed in front of the international community.
President Arif Alvi further said that Pakistan will continue to raise the issue of Jammu & Kashmir at every available forum.