ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz President and National Assembly Opposition Leader Shehbaz Sharif expressed solidarity with the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir as they marked the Black Day, a day when India occupied the valley against will of its people on October 27, 1947.
In a statement, Shehbaz said India on October 27, 1947, illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir in violation of international law and principles. He said this day and its events still present an open challenge to the global conscience and to the UN Security Council. He reminded that on August 5, 2019, India repeated the events of the Black Day of October 27, 1947 by formalizing its illegal and brutal occupation of the valley. These actions, making a mockery of the civilized world, have tarnished the image of international law and the UN Charter. The National Assembly Opposition Leader said without holding India accountable for its tyranny and oppression, the United Nations and its manifesto would be a serious joke to the oppressed and the occupying forces. This genocide of the Kashmiris by India has revived the dark history of Hitler’s atrocities, he added. Students from IIOJK suspended from college for rejoicing over Pakistan’s victory in Pak-India match Shehbaz saluted courage of the people of Jammu and Kashmir for standing firm and making sure that Indian brutalities could not shake the foundation of their resolve. With their sacrifices, the people of Jammu and Kashmir had written a unique chapter of struggle for freedom in the history of the world, he said. Says genocide of Kashmiris by India has revived dark history of Hitler’s atrocities The PML-N President said, “On October 27th, Kashmiris pay homage to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for freedom and every Pakistani expresses complete and unshakeable solidarity with their oppressed Kashmiri brothers and sisters. Pakistan pledges to support Kashmiris’ just struggle for independence. Like the dream of the establishment of Pakistan, the dream of independence of Jammu and Kashmir will also come true and that too sooner than the oppressive forces of India can imagine”. At UN, Pakistan urges developed countries to deliver on climate action Shehbaz said he also salutes the resilience and defiance of Kashmiri leadership that continues to endure every cruel act by India including illegal imprisonment but had kept the flag of the freedom struggle flying high.