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Event Title: Senate Foreign Affairs Committee Resolution on Solidarity with the Kashmiri People

Event Date: 2021-01-27

The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee meeting held here today in Islamabad at the Parliament House expressed strong solidarity with the courageous people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu & Kashmir for their heroic resistance to repression, despite the heavy odds.  This resistance shows that the Indian government’s action on August 5, 2019 has not only failed totally, but it has been resolutely rejected by the struggling people of occupied Kashmir and the status quo is no longer tenable.

 

The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee also salutes the heroism, courage and resilience of those Kashmiri political prisoners like Syed Ali Gillani, Aasiya Andrabi, Yasin Malik, Shabbir Shah, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and all other political prisoners held illegally by the Modi regime, be they children, women or men.  The Committee demands their immediate release as they are held illegally on trumped-up charges.

 

The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee urges the Modi regime to read the writing on the wall as, January 26,  was marked as a Black Day by all those resisting the Modi regime’s tyranny. The Committee expresses solidarity with the struggling Sikh farmers who raised their holy banner on the Red Fort in New Delhi whose symbol of resistance is a popular anthem, which is actually a Pakistani song.  It is heartening to note that famous Pakistani songs have become popular anthems of resistance among the Indian people.

 

The Committee also expressed condolences to families of all those farmers and other communities, who have been martyred at the hands of the RSS bigotry, with over 10,000 farmers having committed suicide in 2019, while Muslims have been lynched and arrested just because of their faith.

 

The Senate Foreign Affairs Committee urges the Government of Pakistan to raise these issues of grave Human Rights violations at all international fora, particularly the UN Human Rights Council, the European Parliament, the EU Court of Human Rights as well as the new Biden administration so that the RSS, which is the mainstay of Indian state extremism and terrorism, is fully exposed and penalized.  The Committee also urges the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to widely disseminate the dossier on state terrorism by India, as Pakistan is the victim of such State Terrorism of India.