AJK President urges need to initiate campaign against mass blinding in IHK

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Islamabad:(Parliament Times)(By Javed Iqbal) President of Azad Jammu Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Muhammad Masood Khan has urged need to initiate campaign against mass blinding in Occupied Kashmir by Indian forces at national and international level to make India accountable for such heinous crimes. While talking to the editors of print media belong to Rawalpindi and Islamabad, he rejected the concept that Kashmir dispute was a bilateral issue and said it had become an international issue. He said bilateral dialogue with India would not be fruitful it was being governed by the Hindu extremists. The dialogue with India, he said, should be held purely on Kashmir issue. He added that Simla Agreement did no effect international status of Kashmir issue because Kashmir was decades long old dispute on the agenda of UN’s Security Council and still unresolved. ‘‘We should stay resolved on over principal stand regarding Kashmir issue and should not present any option or suggestion but if India will give any option than it can be deliberated’’, he added. He lauded PM Nawaz step to send special envoys on Kashmir in different countries. He condemned gross human rights violation in occupied Kashmir by Indian forces and use of pellet guns against innocent and defenceless Kashmiris. ‘Large number of youth including boys and girls has lost their eyesight due to use of pellet guns by Indian forces. He asked national and state’s media to help and highlight grave human rights violations in IHK by showing Indian brutalities to world so that campaign against India could be made effective. He gave detailed briefing on prevailing situation in occupied Kashmir after the martyrdom of young freedom fighter Burhan Wani. He said Kashmiri leadership was not oblivious to his responsibility on highlighting Kashmir cause and it was engaged with local and International level.