Dozens of Turkish representatives Saturday held an event marking India’s annexation of the disputed region of Jammu and Kashmir 72 years ago today.

Speaking at the event organized by the Anadolu Youth Association in the capital Ankara, Pakistani Ambassador to Ankara Syrus Sajjad Qazi said India forcibly occupied the Muslim-majority state of Jammu and Kashmir in 1947, ignoring the will of its residents.

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