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Support sought for liberation struggles under international law

Islamabad : The earth should condemn the brutality and violence of oppressor states as crimes versus humanity and guidance the liberation wrestle of oppressed men and women and their proper to self-perseverance underneath intercontinental regulation, mentioned Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Pakistan Khazar Farhadov, when shelling out tribute to the martyrs of the Black January massacre by Soviet troops in Azerbaijan.

He was addressing a session on “The Nationwide Will and Willpower of Azerbaijani Individuals: Commemorating January 20, 1990”, arranged by the Institute of Coverage Studies (IPS), Islamabad, and Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Pakistan.

It was also resolved by Khalid Rahman, chairman, IPS, and Ambassador (r) Syed Abrar Hussain, vice chairman, IPS, Khalid Taimur Akram, government director, Pakistan Research Center for a Local community with Shared Future, and Dr. Tughral Yamin, senior analysis fellow IPS and previous dean, CIPS, NUST.

The martyrs of January 20, 1990, are never to be overlooked as they paved the way to Azerbaijan’s liberation and sacrificed their life for the territorial integrity, independence, nationwide identification, and sovereignty that Azerbaijan nowadays enjoys, explained Khazar Farhadov.

Commemorating the sacrifices of his compatriots who were being subjected to violence, he explained January 20, 1990, marks a awful tragedy, regarded as Black January, in the heritage of Azerbaijan as hundreds of Soviet troops invaded Baku, brutally killed all around 150 unarmed civilians, like children, girls, and elderly folks, wounded hundreds of tranquil people today, and unlawfully imprisoned all over 800 people today in just one night time.

He explained in direct opposition, around 1 million Azerbaijanis gathered in the streets in an unmatched act of solidarity and for 40 days continued the patriotic war. Just after only just one and a half decades, Azerbaijan regained its independence as the Republic of Azerbaijan.

“Unfortunately, there are several similarities amongst this diploma of aggression and today’s world the place acts of violent extremism and terrorism enthusiastic by hatred are at work to crush the liberty battle and resistance of oppressed people today, like Kashmiris and Palestinians, pointed out the speakers. Azerbaijan’s wrestle for liberation and self-dedication lies parallel with the wrestle of Muslims of Kashmir and Palestine,” he stated.

In accordance to him, both of those Pakistan and Azerbaijan have generally supported the wrestle of the men and women for liberation. Owing to the record of similar struggles and cordial relations based on common cultural heritage, shared perception of challenges, and cooperation at international discussion boards, Pakistan has constantly supported the Azeri cause against Armenia.

Equivalent assistance has been prolonged by Azerbaijan to the bring about of Kashmir, the speakers noticed

However, the swiftly shifting global landscape now mandates deeper cooperation amongst Muslim states to existing a strengthened stance and unity.

In this regard, Pakistan and Azerbaijan need to fortify their bilateral ties and operate for frequent results in, pursuits, and troubles with the assistance of diverse actors like believe tanks, stated speakers. Khalid Rahman termed the martyrs of Black January as a resource of inspiration for all the people fighting for liberation and self-determination. He stated that Pakistan and Azerbaijan will have to strengthen support for this induce in Kashmir and foster their enduring cultural, geopolitical, religious, and diplomatic relations by several channels at regional as properly as international stage.