India is torturing innocent Kashmiris & targeting civilians at LoC: Mather Niaz Rana

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MUZAFFARABAD :    (Parliament Times)    Chief Secretary Azad Jammu and Kashmir Mathar Niaz Rana has said that India is trying change the demography of the Occupied Kashmir and using brute force to suppress the indigenous liberation movement.

Talking to a visiting delegation of Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq led by its President by Sheikh Dr Humam Hamoudi here on Tuesday, he said India wants to convert Muslim majority into a minority through a well planned conspiracy.

Referring to the massive human rights violations in the Occupied Valley, the Chief Secretary said occupant forces are not only torturing the innocent Kashmiris but also targeting civilian population at Line of Control (LoC).

“India is involved in war crimes in held valley. It not only is misguiding international community by dubbing right to self determination with terrorism but also deceiving its people by creating war like situation with Pakistan”, CS informed the delegates.

Mr. Rana told the Iraqi delegation that Kashmiris are struggling for their internationally recognized right to self determination while India, through different tactics and state force trying to suppress the movement.

The Chief Secretary while quoting the recent UN Human Rights Commission reports on the deteriorating situation in the Occupied Kashmir said that lethal weapons like pallet guns, torture cells, illegal detention, harassment and raps have become the daily routine in the Occupied valley.

Mr. Rana said that Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and Iraq enjoy cordial relationship. He offered cooperation for investment in education, health, tourism and hydral sectors.

Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Dr Humam Hamoudi, the head of the delegation said that said that peace in region could not be maintained unless resolution of the core issue of Kashmir through meaningful dialogue in line with UNSC resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiris.

He said Iraq supports Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir dispute and UN acknowledged right to self determination to the Kashmiris to decide their future politically.

Sheikh Dr Humam Hamoudi urged international community to play its role and influence India to stop atrocities in the Occupied Kashmir and ensure implementation of UN’s relevant resolutions on Kashmir.

Additional Chief Secretary (Development) Dr. Syed Asif Hussain Shah, Secretary Finance Fareed Ahmed Tarrar, Secretary Services Chaudhary Liaqat Hussain and others were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, the delegation of the Islamic Supreme Council visited Kashmiri refugees camp at Ambur near Muzaffarabad.

Talking to them, Sheikh Dr Humam Hamoudi assured his moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiris for their right to self determination.

He said Kashmiris should further strengthen their liberation movement and the children get educated and seek necessary skills for the progress and development of the region.