(Tokyo, October 26, 2021): To commemorate Kashmir Black Day, Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed hosted a briefing session for representatives of prominent Japanese media and think tanks at the Embassy.
In his remarks, the Ambassador highlighted the internationally recognized legal and political dimensions of the Kashmir dispute with special reference to illegal occupation by Indian Security forces in 1947. He added that for the last 73 years India has unleashed a reign of terror and brutalities against innocent Kashmiri people, who have however, shown unmatched resilience and continued struggle for their just cause.
The Ambassador also apprised the media persons about India’s illegal acts of August 5, 2019 and subsequent unprecedented human right violations, crackdown, media blockade, extra judicial killings in fake encounters, digital lockdown and demographic apartheid in Indian illegally occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK). The Ambassador emphasized that it is imperative that the UNSC and international community back its words with concrete actions for the sake of justice and human dignity.
Senior representatives from The Nikkei Asia, The Yomiuiri Shimbun, JIJI Press, Sasakawa Peace Foundation and The National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies attended the event.
Tokyo, PR# 44/2021