Islamabad: (Parliament Times) President, Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan has urged Pakistani students to continue their political and moral support with Kashmiri youth and play their vital role to highlight Kashmir issue. Addressing the annual convocation and degree award ceremony of the Preston University held here, he urged the students to highlight Kashmir cause through social media to express solidarity with the people of Kashmir.

As many as 400 male and female students of the Preston University have been awarded with degrees in different categories including MA, MS, M.Phil. Chancellor, Preston University Dr Abdul Basit, faculty members, a large number of students and parents also attended the convocation ceremony.

AJK president further said that it was the era of nano science adding that Pakistan can progress only by adopting it. He expressed the hope that the United Kingdom would condemn human rights violations and atrocities by Indian forces in Indian Occupied Kashmir. The president said that India was committing gross human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and the entire population was living under extended curfew for over a month now.

Masood Khan also urged the Britain government, Norway and other countries to link their trade contracts with India with peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute.

He appealed to the international community to come forward and play its vital role to end the rights abuses and resolve the issue according to the UN resolutions on Kashmir and in the light of the aspiration of Kashmiri people.

He categorically refuted Indian claims that Kashmir was its integral part. He said that Kashmiris never accepted Indian rule and were continuing their freedom struggle despite worse atrocities and state oppression unleashed by Indian forces to quell their right of self determination promised to them by the United Nations Security Council.

Similarly, the AJK president also contradicted Indian propaganda that there was terrorism in Indian Occupied Kashmir instead of freedom struggle. He said that the Kashmiri people were engaged in freedom struggle and were un armed, therefore, could not be dubbed as terrorists.

He rejected the concept that Kashmir dispute was bilateral issue but said it has become now an international issue. He said that the bilateral dialogue with India would not be fruitful as currently it was being governed by the Hindu extremists.

The dialogue with India, he said, should be held purely on Kashmir issue, he added. He said that India was not ready to accept the third country mediation for peaceful resolution of Kashmir issue.



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