Press Release - Kashmir Solidarity Day

    Tokyo (February 05, 2013) – Kashmir solidarity Day was observed at Pakistan Embassy Tokyo here today. The Embassy has arranged an august gathering of the Japanese intellectuals belonging to think tanks of different walks of life. Senior Ambassadors and officials leading media persons and known Professors, focusing on South Asia participated.

    The Ambassador highlighted the Kashmir issue in the light of its regional and global implications. The day was marked to express solidarity with the people of Indian held Kashmir who continue to suffer the denial of basic human rights and their self-determination in accordance with UN resolutions which remained as relevant today as they did decades ago.

     The Ambassador said the human rights violations, remained a big challenge to the conscience of the international community.

    He said the Kashmir issue is a long standing issue on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council. Resolving the Kashmir issue in accordance with the UNSC resolution would pave the way for peace and long stability for all of South Asia and help the region attain its true economic potential.

    The Japanese intellectuals noted that resolution of Kashmir issue is a key to prosperity in South Asia. Kashmiris has long suffered in their struggle. They underlined the socio-economic and humanitarian dimension of Kashmir issue.

    The Ambassador said the democratic government has taken positive initiatives in improving Pakistan-India relations including MFN status, exchange of sports, cultural troupes etc. He expressed hope that India would positively reciprocate the initiatives to improve bilateral relations.