Berlin, 3 February 2023 (TDI): Pakistan Embassy in Berlin organized an online debate on Jammu and Kashmir Youm-e-Yakjehti (Solidarity Day) in a webinar. The Ambassador of Pakistan to Germany, Dr. Mohammad Faisal presided over the webinar.
During the debate, participants highlighted that Pakistan is committed to assisting the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK).
Likewise, they stressed that the international community should take action to ensure Kashmiris’ right to self-determination in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions.
The Ambassador of Pakistan welcomed the attendees and noted that 75 years had passed since the international community promised to help Kashmiris realize their right to self-determination because of India’s resistance & the UN Security Council’s failure.
Lord Wajid Khan, a member of the UK House of Lords and a former member of the European Parliament, said during the webinar until the Jammu and Kashmir conflict is peacefully resolved we must continue to speak out.
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He said that it should be resolved in accordance with international law & UN Security Council Resolutions. He also thanked the Ambassador for loudly supporting the Kashmir cause & recognized Pakistan’s consistent & coordinated efforts in this area.
The German panelists, including Volker Tschapke, Honorary President of the Prussian Society, Mehwish Iftikhar, Member of the Frankfurt Green Party, and Ali Asghar, Member of the Deutsch Pakistanisches Forum.
They underscored that the international community should be more sensitive toward ensuring the fundamental rights of the people of IIOJ&K and should play an active role in hastening the resolution of this protracted dispute.
Important Kashmiri leaders like Mushaal Mullick, Altaf Hussain Wani, Shamim Shaal, and Ali Raza Syed also called attention to the dire situation in IIOJK.
In this vein, they noted that Kashmiris were being denied their rights, the demographic makeup of IIOJ&K was changing after August 5, 2019, and their voices were being muzzled in a planned and brutal manner.
For lasting peace in the region and beyond, the speakers stressed that the international community must ensure that United Nations Security Council Resolutions are implemented.
In his concluding remarks, Dr. Mohammad Faisal reaffirmed Pakistan’s unwavering moral, diplomatic, and political support for the people of IIOJ&K until the Jammu and Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with UN Security Council Resolutions.
The debate was attended by many people from the diaspora, Kashmiris, local Germans, students, members of civil society, academics, and journalists.