Kashmiris from all walks of life gathered to condemn the continued atrocities in the region governed by India as the Indian Foreign Minister was speaking at the UNGA. The event, which attracted media coverage from all over the globe, brought attention to the serious issues underlying the situation in Kashmir. Asserting Pakistan’s everlasting support for the Kashmiri cause, Sardar Zareef Khan, the Special Assistant to the Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), stood in solidarity with the demonstrators.
Speaking to the crowd, Sardar Zareef Khan emphasized how crucial it is for the UN to respect its decisions on Kashmir. These resolutions, which have mostly gone unimplemented for decades, demand a referendum so that Kashmir’s people may choose their own political future.
He bemoaned the recent murder of Sikh leader Hardeep Singh in Canada, citing it as a somber illustration of the suspected participation of the Indian government in violent crimes. Khan emphasized that these occurrences have shown the “ugly face” of the Indian government.
Khan fervently exclaimed that the spirit of resistance among the Kashmiri people has not been crushed despite the constant persecution and brutality in Kashmir, which is controlled by India. The Kashmiris’ ongoing battle for the right to self-determination is engraved in their hearts.
Senior member of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi joined the chorus of voices calling for justice for the Kashmiri people. Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi demanded the immediate release of all Kashmiri political leaders and activists who have been imprisoned for years during a gathering held at the Central Imam Bargah in Budgam.
The recent release of Mirwaiz Umar Farooq from a four-year house arrest was hailed as a triumph. Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi stressed that it is impossible to disregard the condition of the many prisoners who are still held in Kashmir, which is managed by India.
Pakistan has always argued for a peaceful settlement in line with UN resolutions to the dispute over Kashmir on the international scene. The demonstrations in front of the UN building served as a somber reminder that Kashmir’s fight for justice continues, and that the whole world is still focused on the area.
The international community is urged to take into account the aspirations and rights of the Kashmiri people, who wish for peace, justice, and the freedom to choose their own future, as global leaders confront the intricate and protracted struggle in Kashmir. The rain-soaked protest outside the UN is a testament to their unwavering resolve in the face of adversity.