Washington D.C., 7 October 2021 (TDI): Pakistan’s Ambassador to the United States, Asad Majeed Khan, announced the commemoration of ‘Kashmir Black Day,’ held today at Pakistan’s embassy in Washington. The event highlighted India’s illegal occupation of the territory and the continuous oppression inflicted upon the Kashmiri residents by Indian security forces.
Several renowned representatives, including Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Afridi, Pakistan’s former Foreign Secretary and Ambassador to the US Jalil Abbas Jilani, and South Asian specialist and Public Relations expert Syed Ghulam Nabi Fai participated in the event. During the session, Ambassador Asad Majeed Khan enjoined the respective speakers to apprise the audience of India’s human rights violations in Kashmir while urging the international community to take substantial measures on the matter.
In commemorating the #Kashmirblackday at the Embassy today we were joined by Hon. @ShehryarAfridi1 along with Amb. @JalilJilani and @ghulamnabifai in expressing solidarity with the people of #IIOJK suffering under illegal Indian occupation for over 70 years. pic.twitter.com/13lrFYd9Fp
— Asad M. Khan (@asadmk17) October 7, 2021
Earlier on Monday, Ambassador Khan and Pakistan’s government representative Shehryar Afridi also addressed the World Kashmir Awareness Forum in Washington. They reiterated Pakistan’s moral and political support towards the people of Kashmir and maintained that the country would never compromise on the subject. Moreover, the officials expressed gratitude towards the audience for exhibiting solidarity with the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) and aspired for the world to support their right to self-determination.