The Embassy of

Islamic Republic of Pakistan

Ankara, Türkiye

Photo Exhibition Highlighting Kashmiri Resilience And Perseverance For Freedom Started At Kecioren

Press Release

Ankara, 3rd  August 2023


A two-day photo exhibition highlighting Indian gross human rights violations and Kashmiri resilience in the Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) began at Kecioren today.  Mayor of Kecioren Turgut Altinok and Pakistan’s Charge d’Affaires Abbas Sarwar Qureshi jointly inaugurated the exhibition.

The exhibition is being held in connection with fourth ‘Youm-e-Istehsal-e-Kashmir’, meaning ‘Day of Exploitation of Kashmir’, the day when Indian government, breaching international law especially UN Security Council resolutions, undertook further illegal and unilateral actions and revoked special status of IIOJK, in order to perpetuate its occupation of the region.

Speaking at the occasion, Mayor Kecioren Turgut Altinok reiterated Turkish support for the Kashmir Cause, and stated that desire for freedom and justice always prevailed over oppression and subjugation. He underscored that Kashmir was destined to see the dawn of freedom and in this struggle, Turkish brothers would always be at the side of their Kashmiri brothers and sisters.

Speaking at the occasion, CdA Abbas Sarwar Qureshi stated that the exhibition brought together a collection of striking and thought-provoking photographs, showcasing actual day to day experiences of brave Kashmiris and their struggle for inalienable right to self-determination. Each photograph served as a powerful testimony to the unwavering spirit of Kashmiris fighting Indian atrocities and egregious human rights violations, he added. While urging audience to feel pain and anguish of Kashmiris as reflected in the photos frames, he stated that this exhibition serves as a reminder that the pursuit of fundamental human rights is a shared responsibility, and the world must play its due role in putting an end to the ongoing grave human rights abuses in IIOJK.

CdA Qureshi acknowledged Turkiye’s principled stance on Jammu and Kashmir dispute and thanked President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for his continued support to the Kashmir cause at international forums.

The event was well attended by diplomats, civil society, media and general public.


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