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Kashmir Black Day Seminar was held at the Pakistan High Commission London

Kashmir Black Day Seminar was held at the Pakistan High Commission London. The High Commission organised the seminar in connection with the Kashmir Black Day, which is observed every year on 27th October. This is the day when in 1947, the Indian forces illegally landed in the State of Jammu Kashmir, and together with Patiala troops, already illegally present in Kashmir, Dogra forces and RSS terrorists carried out genocide of over 300,000 Kashmiris, and displaced over one million Kashmiri Muslims. The Kashmiri community, Parliamentarians, academia, legal fraternity, cross-section of the civil society, representatives of human rights organisations and media persons attended the Seminar at the High Commission on 14th November 2019. First Secretary Aneel Zafar conducted the Seminar. The keynote speakers were the High Commissioner of Pakistan to the UK H.E Mr Mohammed Nafees Zakaria, Dr Nazir Gilani President Jammu and Kashmir Council for Human Rights (JKCHR), British Barrister of international fame and former UN Rapporteur on Human Rights Mr Ben Emmerson QC, Ms Anthea McIntyre, Member European Parliament (MEP), Renowned Kashmiri activist Professor Nazir Shawl, All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) representative Mrs Sahmim Shawl and Ms Uzma Rasool a young woman of Kashmiri descent, delved on the plight of Kashmiri women. They expressed their views and stated there deep concerns over the siege of 8 million Kashmiris since 05 August 2019 and worsening humanitarian crisis in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK). They warned the international community of slow burning and perpetual genocide in IOK. At the end, the High Commissioner thanked the speakers and attendees for their participation. He hoped that the Seminar would raise awareness about Kashmir issue. Mr Zakaria urged the participants to become the voice of the voiceless Kashmiris and provide them with moral support. The speakers and the attendees appreciated the High Commissioner for putting together such an enlightening and timely Seminar on Kashmir. S M Irfan Tahir World News London.

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