Support for Kashmir cause will continue unabated

International community should heed to decades long miseries of Kashmiris

Islamabad: On ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’, MUSLIM Institute organized a rally from China Chowk to National Press Club Islamabad where large number of people different walks of life including members of civil society, political and social sector, students, lawyers and journalists participated. Participants of rally carried placards and banners displaying slogans about Kashmiris’ right of self-determination, appreciation for their freedom struggle, solidarity with them, condemnation of state terrorism by Indian forces and urging international community to play its due role and fulfil its pledges made with Kashmiri people. MNA Babar Nawaz Khan, leader APCH Mr. Khadim Hussain, advisor to president AJK Mr. Ghulam Nabi Butt, Amb (R) Asif Ezdi, Renowned columnist Rana Abdul Baqi, and Coordinator MUSLIM Institute Tahir Mehmood were speakers on the occasion. While addressing the participants of rally, the speakers said that Pakistani nation stands with Kashmiri people and will continue every kind of political, diplomatic and moral support till freedom from Indian occupying forces. The struggle of independence of Kashmiri people is one hundred and fifty years old. Kashmir is unresolved agenda of partition plan of British India. Indian forces illegally detained Jammu & Kashmir through military aggression against the will of people. Afterwards it denied implementing United Nation’s resolutions which dispense the right of self-determination to Kashmiri people. Indian armed forces have martyred thousands of innocent and unarmed Kashmiris, struggling for their independence and rights. Indian military aggression has killed thousands of innocent and unarmed Kashmiris, children have been made orphans and women widows and half widows. Third generation of Kashmiri people is in struggle and raising their voice for independence. Draconian laws have been enforced in Occupied Kashmir by India to suppress the demand for self-determination by the people.

Speakers admired strong will of Kashmiris to confront the torment and illegal detention by India. Furthermore settlement of Hindus in Kashmir is artificial dressing of democratic front to counter the self-determination struggle. By not giving the right of self-determination to Kashmiris, India has exposed its claim of so called world’s biggest democracy.

Speakers said that Kashmir is not a religious, geographical or linguistic dispute but an issue of basic human rights. The peace of entire region depends on the resolution of Kashmir dispute. If East Timor and South Sudan issues could be resolved by international community, then why not Kashmir? Kashmir issue should be resolved in conformity with UNSC resolutions in line with the will of people of Kashmir on humanitarian basis and international community should play an effective role for this.

Press Release : 5 Februaury 2016

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