Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, on Friday, announced that August 5th will be observed as Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir on the first anniversary of Abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution which have special status to the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir.
Addressing a press briefing in Islamabad on Friday, FM Shah Mahmood Qureshi announced that Pakistan along with people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) and Azad Kashmir along with Kashmiris all across the globe will mark Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir on August 5.
The day will be marked as the first anniversary of the abrogation of Article 370 of the Indian constitution by Narendra Modi led BJP government which revoked the special status and autonomy of the disputed valley in August 2019 last year.
Expressing Pakistan’s continued and undeterred support for Kashmir cause, foreign minister state that the Kashmir highway will be re-named as ‘Srinagar Highway’.
‘Our eyes are on Srinagar, it is our destination and we will achieve it Insha’Allah,” he noted.
In addition to it, Shah Mahmood Qureshi also announced that Prime Minister Imran Khan will address the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on August 5 to reiterate Pakistan’s commitment to the struggle of Kashmiris against illegal Indian occupation.
Moreover, the federal minister highlighted that due to BJP’s fascist government under Narendra Modi has turned the idea of ‘shining India into burning India’ as religious minorities, especially Muslims have been subjugated and marginalized due policies and measures that are a blatant violation of international laws and conventions.
Expressing his disappointment over the failure of international community to duly implement United Nation Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR) Shah Mahmood Qureshi stated that world powers must ensure the preservation and provision of right of self-determination of Kashmiris as it’s the only way to peace and stability in the region.
It is pertinent to know that Indian government, on August 5, 2019 abrogated the Article 370 of Indian constitution which gave special autonomous status to Jammu and Kashmir. Since then Indian government has been extensively attempting to suppress the Kashmiri dissent and control and direct the political arena of the disputed valley.
The Article 370 of the Indian constitution granted special autonomy and status to the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir. It allowed the state to formulate and implement its own laws regarding permanent residency, ownership of property and fundamental rights.