Report on January 27, 2023

British Parliamentarians Assure Support For Kashmiris' Right To Self-Determination

British Parliamentarians have assured their support for Kashmiris’ right to self-determination. They announced the support at the Parliament House in London today during a meeting with President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry. On this occasion, the AJK President briefed British lawmakers about the latest situation in Indian Illegally Jammu and occupied Kashmir and sought their proactive role in stopping the genocide of innocent Kashmiris. The British Parliamentarians assured the AJK President of their full support and vowed to raise the issue of Kashmir at every forum. The lawmakers said they would discuss the issue of Kashmir at the highest level besides raising the plight of Kashmiris’ at the government level.

Kashmiris Observe Black Day To Awaken World Conscious: AJK PM

The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan, has said that Kashmiris have sacrificed their three generations to achieve their cherished goal of freedom from India’s illegal occupation. The AJK Prime Minister in a statement issued in Muzaffarabad, today, said the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been observing the so-called Republic Day of India as Black Day for the last several decades with a view of telling the world that the Indian occupation of their motherland was not acceptable to them. Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan stressed the need for resolving the lingering Kashmir dispute peacefully in line with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.

Pakistan Reiterates To Raise Voice On Continuing Grave HR Abuses In IIOJK

Pakistan has reiterated to raise its voice on the continuing grave human rights abuses in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).  At her weekly news briefing in Islamabad on Thursday, Foreign Office Spokesperson Mumtaz Zahra Baloch said Pakistan will also continue to extend unstinted moral, political and diplomatic support to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in their quest for self-determination in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolution. She said we pay rich tribute to the sacrifices of martyrs of three massacres committed by the Indian occupation forces in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir during the month of January in the 1990s

Kashmiris Observe Black Day on India’s ‘Republic Day’

Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control and the world over observed India’s Republic Day, as Black Day, to remind the international community that India’s continued denial of the right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people is contrary to its claim of being a democratic country. According to Kashmir Media Service, the call for the observance of Black Day was given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference. Meanwhile, the authorities in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir and turned the entire Kashmir valley and parts of the Jammu region into a military garrison by deploying Indian troops, police, and paramilitary personnel in strength. Srinagar and Jammu cities were offering a look at fortresses. The roads leading towards the cricket Stadium at Sonawar, Srinagar, and Maulana Azad Stadium in Jammu, the main venues of the Republic Day functions were sealed with barbed wires and barricades.

UNSC Must Enable Kashmiris, Palestinians To Exercise Right Of Self-Determination

Pakistan says enabling the people of Palestine and Kashmir to exercise their right to self-determination must be the UN Security Council’s (UNSC) priority objective. Participating in a debate at the UN in New York, Pakistan Ambassador Munir Akram said Palestinians and Kashmiris have not been granted their rights due to foreign occupation and suppression for over seven decades. Munir Akram said the United Nations did not succeed in restoring durable global peace due to its failure in ensuring universal respect for human rights.

APHC-AJK & JKLC Holds Protest Outside Indian High Commission In Islamabad

The APHC-AJK chapter also staged a protest in front of India’s High Commission in Islamabad today while anti-India demonstrations and rallies were held in Muzaffarabad and other cities of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The participants of the demonstrations and rallies organized by APHC-AJK, Pasban-e-Hurriyat and other organizations were holding black flags and banners as well as placards with slogans against India and in favor of Kashmir’s freedom from Indian occupation. In Mirpur, a large number of people from all segments of civil society took out a protest rally from the premises of the District Courts. The participants of the rally also passed a resolution in which they called upon the international community to play its role in the settlement of the Kashmir issue.

168 Indian Policemen Get Medals for Killing Innocent Kashmiris

Home Department has released the list of gallantry awards for the Indian police officers and men for killing innocent Kashmiris in fake encounters, on the eve of Republic Day 2023. As per the Home Department notification, 168 cops, at various levels, have been awarded the Police Medal for Gallantry. Meanwhile, six officers have been awarded Police Medals for Meritorious Service. These officers are DIGs Sujit Kumar and Suleiman Choudhary, SSPs Sameer Rekhi and Zahid Naseem Manhas, DySP Vishal Manhas, and Inspector Deshbir Singh.

Indian Colonial Measures Can’t Change Kashmir’s Disputed Nature: APHC

In IIOJK, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has said Jammu and Kashmir is an internationally recognized dispute and no amount of Indian brutalities or colonial measures can change the disputed nature of the territory. In a statement in Srinagar, APHC spokesman said Kashmir is under Indian military siege and the continued Indian state terrorism is an eye-opener for the entire world community. He said India’s actions have turned Kashmir into a garrison, where arrests, tortures, crackdowns, frisking, and raids are the order of the day.

Cultural Festival To Mark ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ Starting From Feb 3

A three-day colorful Kashmir Cultural Festival will be held here at the National Institute of Folk and Traditional Heritage, Lok Virsa from the 3rd of next month, to mark ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ and will continue till the 5th of next month. The festival is being organized in collaboration with the Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan and Federal Directorate of Education, at Shakarparian. The main attractions of the festival include Kashmiri Artisans at Work, Kashmiri folk crafts, Kashmiri patriotic songs performances, Kashmiri folk musical performances, Kashmiri folk paintings, Kashmiri cuisines, a photographic exhibition, a screening of video documentaries on Kashmir, and many other attractions. The event is aimed to highlight the Kashmir issue and promote cultural heritage through soft expressions of art and crafts prepared by Kashmiri artisans.

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