Ambassador of Pakistan to Turkey, Ambassador Syrus Sajjad Qazi, visited the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) today, and separately called on the Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights Inquiry, H.E. Mr. Hakan Çavuşoğlu, and the Chairman of Turkey-Pakistan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group, H.E. Mr. Ali Şahin.
Briefing the two eminent Turkish Parliamentarians on the latest human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, Ambassador Qazi drew their attention towards India’s illegal, unilateral and provocative measures aimed at changing the disputed status of Jammu & Kashmir; altering its demographic composition; and depriving the Kashmiris of their fundamental rights, including the inalienable right to self-determination.
He emphasized that Indian actions were not only a blatant violation of the relevant United Nations Security Council resolutions on Jammu & Kashmir as well as the international law, but also posed a direct threat to the peace and security of South Asia and the broader region.
Expressing his deep concern at the grave human rights and humanitarian situation in the Indian Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, Ambassador Qazi said that Kashmiris living under the Indian occupation were enduring a complete blockade for nearly a year now. Gross violations of human rights continued unabated and in the recent months, the Indian occupation forces had martyred dozens of innocent Kashmiris in fake “encounters,” and extra-judicial killings.
He informed that the Kashmir Martyrs Day was commemorated on 13 July 2020 by millions of Kashmiris across the globe, recalling the sacrifices made by their forefathers in their just struggle and calling the international community to uphold their right to self-determination.
Ambassador Syrus Sajjad Qazi thanked the Turkish Parliament, government as well as the entire Turkish nation for their principled and unwavering support for the just resolution of the Jammu & Kashmir dispute.
First Secretary (Press)
Embassy of Pakistan