Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations, Ambassador Munir Akram’s message on Kashmir Black Day

English Official News Press Information Department

Islamabad, October 27, 2020 (PPI-OT):Today, we are observing Black day of Kashmir. This is the day on which the Maharaja of Kashmir is supposed to have signed the letter of accession to India. We have never seen a signed copy and never recognized the legality of this so called accession. In any case, on the 5th of August, 2019, India has thrown away any pretension to a legal claim to Kashmir. India has rescinded all measures. And its only claim to Kashmir today is the use of naked force by the army of occupation, which numbers 900,000 troops and is perpetrating the most atrocious repression against the people of Jammu and Kashmir. 13,000 youth has been abducted, all political leaders are incarcerated.

Pakistan has expressed its solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the struggle for self-determination, as promised to them by the resolutions of the Security Council and the principles of the United Nations Charter. Pakistan will continue its efforts and every international forum and in every capital of the world to promote the legitimate cause of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. We will be consistent, and we will be strong in our support. And we are confident that the way people of Jammu Kashmir also remain resilient in the struggle for freedom and self-determination.

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