ISLAMABAD, 18 July 2014 – Reacting to massive pro-Palestine protests in Indian-occupied Kashmir, the Ambassador of Palestine to Pakistan, His Excellency Walid Abu Ali said that “Kashmiris and Palestinians are one” and expressed his gratitude for the tremendous support that Pakistanis and Kashmiris have shown for the people of Gaza.
A delegation of Youth Forum For Kashmir (YFK) visited the Ambassador and presented to him a report and an album of pictures from various demonstrations in Srinagar and other parts of Indian-occupied Kashmir against the massacres in Gaza.
Conveying YFK’s message of solidarity, Executive Director Ahmed Quraishi said the youth organization condemned the deliberate and unjustified targeting of Palestinian civilians. He said the civilians and especially children should never be targeted in war and that the international community should take strong exception to this because this is what the Indian army is also doing in Kashmir.
The young Kashmiri and Pakistani members of YFK are trained lobbyists working for bringing Kashmir to the top of the regional agenda.
Shaista Safi, from Baramulla in Indian-occupied Kashmir, presented the album to the Ambassador. In return, he presented to each member of the delegation a pin with a joint Palestinian and Pakistani flags.
[The YFK is a grassroots lobbying group led by young Kashmiris and Pakistanis working to ensure justice to Kashmiris living under Indian military occupation.]