As the slogans of solidarity with Kashmir resonated around the world on the call of Pakistan’s Prime Minister on Friday, the Pakistani and Kashmiri community residing in Belgium and Luxembourg joined in large numbers, with the national spirit, in an event organized by the Embassy of Pakistan in Brussels and expressed support to the cause of Kashmir emphatically, says a press release received from Brussels.
At the noon, national anthems of Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir were played, followed by national songs. People chanted slogans for freedom of Kashmir and condemned Indian fascism in Kashmir that has led to human rights violations of worst kind in the past three weeks.
The acting Ambassador of Pakistan Mr. Nauman Bashir Bhatti thanked the community for participating with great fervour to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir. He informed that, as Pakistan continues its moral, diplomatic and political support to Kashmiri People’s right to self-determination, such events will be organized on regular basis in future as well. In her speech 7 years old Maham Sohail drew world’s attention to human rights violations in Kashmir particularly referring to plight of young children who were being deprived of food, medicine and education as the Indian forces continue to impose curfew.
The entire valley is under siege since 5th August in a state of humanitarian crises due to shortages of food and medicine in addition to complete blockade of communications with the outside world.