Pak to observe July 19 as black day, calls Burhan a martyr for Kashmiri independence

Pak to observe July 19 as black day, calls Burhan a martyr for Kashmiri independence

LAHORE: Pakistan cabinet decided on Friday that it will observe a Black Day on July 19 in protest against the bloodbath in Kashmir, and also condemned the Indian government for calling slain Hizb commander Burhan Wani as a terrorist.
The cabinet, chaired by prime minister Nawaz Sharif, resolved that Pakistani embassies and across the world and Foreign Office should “register a protest against Indian atrocities by submitting resolutions to the United Nations”.
Federal minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo told Dawn the cabinet also decided to call a joint session of parliament to discuss the Kashmir issue, but a date for the session was not agreed upon.

India riled at Pak cabinet decision
India completely and unequivocally rejects the decision taken by the Pakistan cabinet. We are dismayed by the continued attempts by Pakistan to interfere in our internal matters. Continued glorification of terrorists belonging to proscribed terrorist organisations makes it amply clear where Pakistan’s sympathies continue to lie.
(Ministry of external affairs, India)

The premier and Pakistan’s foreign ministry recently angered India by referring to Wani, a commander of the banned Hizbul Mujahideen, as a “Kashmiri leader” and describing his death as an “extrajudicial killing”.
India has already dismissed Pakistan’s criticism of its handling of the situation in Jammu and Kashmir, and accused it of using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.
Despite the ire expressed by India, Sharif again described Wani as a martyr of (the) independence movement.
During the cabinet meeting, Sharif reiterated Pakistan’s stated position of extending moral, political and diplomatic support for Kashmiris in their just struggle for right to self-determination. He described the movement of Kashmiris as a movement of freedom.
He said that Indian brutalities will give impetus to the freedom struggle and said the Indian soldiers deployed in Jammu and Kashmir could not suppress the struggle of Kashmiris.
Sharif said the Kashmiri people will get their right to self-determination for which the whole Pakistani nation is standing behind them. He directed relevant departments to highlight atrocities in Jammu and Kashmir at international forums.
The cabinet also offered prayers for the martyrs of Kashmir.

2 Responses to "Pak to observe July 19 as black day, calls Burhan a martyr for Kashmiri independence"

  1. raies mir   July 16, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    Pak now to observe July 20 as black day . As July 19 is Kashmir’s Accession with Pakistan Day– Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, whereas the general council of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference decided to accede to Pakistan much earlier on 19th July 1947, through a unanimous resolution. 19th July resolution equates in significance to the resolution in 1940 in Lahore known as the Pakistan Resolution. On this occasion the Kashmiri leadership has appealed to the United Nations to pressurize India to implement its resolutions on Kashmir to settle the lingering conflict. The peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute can only guarantee lasting peace in the region and the world as a whole.

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  2. raies mir   July 16, 2016 at 4:45 pm

    Pakistan now to observe July 20 as black day against Kashmir killing and to express solidarity with Kashmiris . As July 19 is Kashmir’s Accession with Pakistan Day– Pakistan came into being on August 14, 1947, whereas the general council of All Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference decided to accede to Pakistan much earlier on 19th July 1947, through a unanimous resolution. 19th July resolution equates in significance to the resolution in 1940 in Lahore known as the Pakistan Resolution. On this occasion the Kashmiri leadership has appealed to the United Nations to pressurize India to implement its resolutions on Kashmir to settle the lingering conflict. The peaceful resolution of the Kashmir dispute can only guarantee lasting peace in the region and the world as a whole.

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