ISLAMABAD : (Parliament Times) The Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Raja Farooq Haider Khan said that India has turned Occupied Kashmir into a military garrison and its connection to the outside world cut off by resorting to crippling communication blockade.
He was talking to the members of European Parliament Barrister Tanveer Hussain and Shafaq Muhammad at Jammu and Kashmir House here on Saturday.
“Internet, newspapers and even the landline telephones have been shut down disconnecting people to the outside world”, Prime Minister told them.
He told the EU Parliament members that Kashmiris are confined in their homes from last five days. “Indian Army has become the symbol of disgust for Kashmiris”, he added.
Terming it as worst kind of state terrorism, Raja Farooq Haider said that Indian actions could cause a great human tragedy in the state.
“Such kind of actions could not deter Kashmiris from pursuing their collective cause for which they have rendered unprecedented sacrifice during the past several decades”, he added.
The Premier, while expressing satisfaction over the diplomatic efforts of Pakistani government following the abrogation of the special status of the state by India, said that deteriorating situation in the valley demands further acceleration of the efforts on diplomatic front.
Raja Farooq Haider urged overseas Kashmiris and Pakistanis to hold big public demonstrations in capital cities of US, UK and other big and important cities of Europe to inform world community about the sufferings of Kashmiris.
He said there was complete unanimity and consensus among the political leadership in Pakistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir on the Kashmir cause.
“There is no restriction on us to cross Line of Control (LoC), no law can stop us for doing it. The All Parties Conference (APC) also endorsed it” PM told.
The Prime Minister said that world community must break its silence over Kashmir and exert pressure on India to stop committing atrocities on defenseless Kashmiris.
The Prime Minister urged European Parliament Members to play their effective role for the right to self determination of Kashmiris.
Speaking on the occasion, both members of the EU Parliament assured Prime Minister for their all out support for the Kashmir cause.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Farooq Haider expressed deep grief and sorrow over the tragic cloudburst incident in Jehlum Valley on Friday night.
The Prime Minister directed concerned authorities to provide all out assistance to the affectees.