As part of series of events being held in commemoration of the “Kashmir Black Day” (observed on 27 October every year), the Embassy of Pakistan held a Seminar on Monday in the Chancery, on the Topic “Jammu & Kashmir Dispute-Past, Present, and Future".
The event was held while complying with the SOPs of the Indonesian Government.
The Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy, Mr. Jamal Nasir delivered a detailed presentation covering the introduction of Pakistan’s History, Geography, Strategic location, and Regional Dynamics.
He discussed various issues faced by the world including the rising wave of Islamophobia, US-China trade war, Covid-19 Crisis, Great powers contestation in the Indo-Pacific Region, Unrest in the Middle East, Afghan Peace Deal, and India’s hegemonic posture in the South Asian region with special reference to the recent problems created by India with its neighbors, including Pakistan, China, Bangladesh, and Nepal.
Subsequently, Mr. Nasir highlighted the importance and history of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute and the significance of Kashmir Black Day. He described in detail, the ongoing wave of intolerance and state-sponsored repression against minorities (especially Muslims) in India with special reference to the plight of the Muslims of the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK).
Quoting the recent illegal attempts aimed towards changing the demography of IIOJK by the Indian Government, Mr. Nasir conveyed Pakistan’s strong rejection of these illegal acts and expressed the resolve of the Government of Pakistan to fight the case of Jammu & Kashmir at all forums.
He also spoke about the targeted hatred and discrimination against Muslims in India by the Modi Government such as the Babri Mosque verdict, the discriminatory Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), the controversial National Register of Citizens (NRC), and lynching of Muslims by the cow vigilantes.
Mr. Nasir also covered various other aspects of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute including gross Human Rights Violations, Sexual abuse and violence against women and Children, Hindutva ideology of the RSS inspired Modi Government, the non-implementation of the UNSC resolutions by India, and Pakistan’s desire to resolve all issues with India, including the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, through dialogue, in accordance with the UNSC resolutions.
Later on, Drs. Nur Munir, The Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Research Centre Jakarta, Mr. Abu Aly, the Head of Inter-Agencies Relation of UIN, Dr. Zahir Khan, former Indonesian Ambassador, and the current Head of Kashmir Solidarity Forum also spoke at the occasion.
The Seminar was attended by academics, scholars, intellectuals, researchers, members of political and religious organizations, and students. (VOI)