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Pakistan Embassy in Kabul marks “Youm-e-Istehsal-5 Agust 2019”

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The Embassy of Pakistan in Kabul organized an event on Saturday to mark “Youm-e-Istehsal-5 August 2019. The event was attended by Pakistani nationals in Kabul and the Embassy of Pakistan officials.

Speaking on the occasion, Pakistan’s Ambassador to Kabul Ubaid-ur-Rehman Nizamani, said in a press release, “On this day, the BJP-led government of India unilaterally and illegally repealed the special status of Indian Illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) followed by new wave of terror unleashed on Kashmiris.”

“Indian actions of August 5 2019, had no basis in international law and were in violation of the successive UN Security Council resolutions which called for the settlement of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute through a free and fair plebiscite under the auspices of the United Nations,” a statement said.

Meanwhile, Nizamani “expressed solidarity with Kashmiri brethren and paid rich tribute to their sacrifices for their legitimate rights.” He continued by reaffirming “Pakistan’s unwavering moral, diplomatic and political support to the Kashmiri brothers and sisters,” read the statement.

“Pakistan’s embassy in Kabul denounced Indian atrocities and expressed its full support for the realization of the right to self-determination and peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute,” the statement added.

On August 5, 2019, the Indian government revoked Jammu and Kashmir’s special status or autonomy under Article 370 of the Indian constitution. Under the authority of Article 370, the President of India issued an order that repealed the previous Presidential Order from 1954 and declared all terms of the state’s autonomy invalid.

In addition, the government deployed thousands of additional security forces to curb any uprising and several leading Kashmiri politicians were taken into custody, including the former chief minister.

Officials from the Indian government characterized these restrictions as intended to prevent violence. They justified their revocation by arguing that it would allow residents of the state to participate in government programs, including reservations, the right to education, and the right to information.

Jammu and Kashmir is a territory administered by India as a state and is made up of the larger portion of Kashmir, which has been the subject of a dispute between India, Pakistan, and China since 1974.

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