Says colonial tactics won’t deter Kashmiris from pursuing their cause,
Islamabad: (Parliament Times) Voicing his serious concern over the continued curfew and communication blockade in the Indian occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir the vice president Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has flayed world community for it’s criminal negligence and deafening silence over the sufferings of Kashmiri people who continue to suffer under the stifling siege and communication blackout imposed by India.
In a statement issued here on Thursday the DFP leader said, “Kashmir is the most unfortunate part of the modern world in which millions of people, including men, women and children are being treated like slaves”. Highlighting the plight of people of the occupied territory he said that over105-day crippling siege has pushed the region into a quagmire of uncertainty. In addition to humanitarian crisis the DFP leader pointed out that the lockdown of the valley has caused the loss of over 7 billion rupees to the local economy. Terming it as a deep rooted conspiracy against Kashmiris he said that the unrelenting siege was being used as a weapon of war against the people of Kashmir who had out rightly rejected the India’s forcible annexation of Jammu and Kashmir and the bifurcation of the disputed territory.
Expressing his anguish over the world community’s inaction and indifference towards the simmering situation in the held territory he said that it was indeed a great tragedy that the so-called civilized world, which makes lofty claims of universal brotherhood, peace and justice, had remorselessly chosen to remain silent over the terrible situation in Kashmir valley that has been reeling under unprecedented lockdown for over past 15 weeks. He said that on one hand the Kashmir valley has been disconnected from rest of the world while on the other rights activists, political leaders of all sorts have been kept under detention.
Urging international community to shun its policy of indifference and apathy towards Kashmir he said that it was high time that the influential governments across the globe must give top priority to conflict resolution rather than protecting their own economic interests. Calling for early and peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute he said that world powers must play their due role to mitigate the sufferings of the people of Kashmir instead of making them scapegoat to protect their vested interests.
Condemning the Indian atrocities in occupied Kashmir, Saghar said that 102 days of Indian barbarism, curfew and lockdown in Kashmir has exposed the brutal face of the Indian fascist regime led by Narendar Modi.
Appreciating Kashmiris’ indomitable will and commitment towards the noble cause he said that the colonial weapons of oppression and suppression by India won’t deter the valiant Kashmiris from pursuing their collective goal of freedom from Indian occupation. Terming freedom from India as the sole objective of the ongoing liberation struggle he said that Kashmiris will continue their struggle at all fronts to rid their motherland of forcible foreign occupation.