(Tokyo-26-10-2020) To commemorate Kashmir Black Day, Ambassador Imtiaz Ahmed held an interactive session with the prominent Japanese print and electronic media persons at the Embassy. Senior representatives from The Asahi Shimbun, The Yomiuiri Shimbun, The Mainichi Shimbun, Nippon television network Corporation and NHK attended the event. 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). He added that International community and human rights organizations have time and again raised concerns over the continuing gross human rights violations and has identified Indian unconcealed brutalities in 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. Ambassador Ahmad acknowledged the role of media in highlighting the factual grave situation in IIOJK and exposing inhuman tactics applied by Indian security forces against the Kashmiri people.
Tokyo, PR# 21/2020