ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: President Dr. Arif Alvi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to continue to support the brave Kashmiri people in their struggle for right to self-determination.
“We will continue to support Kashmiris as they struggle against the brutal and illegal actions of the Hindutva supremacist Indian government in IIOJK,” the president in his message on Jammu and Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan Day being observed on Tuesday.
The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and Illegally Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) in Pakistan and across the world are commemorating Youm-e-Ilhaq-e-Pakistan to mark Kashmir’s Accession to Pakistan.
The president said that we mark this day to renew our support for the Kashmiri people in their struggle for the achievement of their right to self-determination and to translate the idea of accession of the entire Jammu and Kashmir state to Pakistan under the spirit of the historic resolution passed on this day in 1947.
“On this day, we in Pakistan pledge, once again, to stand in solidarity with the brave Kashmiri people in their historic and continuing struggle to materialize their dream to accede to Pakistan despite facing brutal atrocities, discrimination and injustice at the hands of heavily armed Indian occupying troops,” he said.
The president reiterated the commitment to uphold the fundamental human rights of the people of Jammu and Kashmir and pay homage to Kashmiris’ just struggle spanning more than seven decades.
“We will continue to provide our political, moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris for their inherent right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir,” he said.
President Arif Alvi also remindd the world community to use their influence to reverse India’s illegal and unilateral actions of scraping Article 35A to alter the domicile rules and land ownership laws aimed at changing the demographic structure of IIOJK and converting the Kashmiris into a minority in their own land and scraping of Article 370 to deprive Kashmir of its special status.
“We believe that durable peace in South Asia is contingent upon the peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute in accordance with UN resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people,” the president said.