Event to express solidarity with the Women in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir held in Ankara

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Islamabad, September 20, 2019 (PPI-OT): An event entitled“Respect and Dignity of Women in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir”was organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in Ankara today to express solidarity with the resilient women of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The event was attended by a large number of Turkish and Pakistani community, students as well as media representatives, says a press release received from Ankara here today. Speaking on the occasion, Mrs. Shaza Syrus, spouse of the Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, said that the presence of the large number of guests, especially women, at the event was an expression of strong moral support for the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, particularly the brave Kashmiri women.

Expressing concern at the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Mrs. Shaza Syrus said that women and children are bearing the brunt of these atrocities – physically as well as psychologically. She said that Kashmiri women were living under an occupation where neither their lives nor their honour was safe, and called on the international community to step-in to end these atrocities.

She emphasized that despite the use of brute force against the Kashmiri women, Indian occupation forces had failed to prevent them from their just struggle for the right to self-determination. She added that the story of resilience and defiance that the women of Kashmir were writing with their courage would continue to inspire other women round the globe. Mrs. Shaza Syrusunderlined that the day was not far away when the people of Jammu and Kashmir – led by its resilient women and defiant girls – would be able to achieve their inalienable right of self-determination.

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