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Saghar rejects Indian Home Minister’s contention on Kashmir

Says normalcy narrative peddled by India is nothing but a hoax,

Islamabad:    (Parliament Times)    Terming Indian Home Minister Amit Shah’s recent statement regarding the situation in the occupied Kashmir as a mere hoax the vice president Democratic Freedom Party Mehmood Ahmed Saghar has said that the continued clampdown and communication blockade in the restive valley amply belie the Indian minister’s normalcy claim.

“It has been over 3 months now that the occupied valley has been reeling bitterly under a crippling siege”, Saghar said adding that apart from appeasing its Hinduvata vote bank Modi and his cronies were shamelessly spreading lies, which are far away from the ground realities in Kashmir. “The ground reality is that Kashmir is a an internationally recognized disputed territory, people of the valley have out rightly rejected and refused to accept the unlawful and forcible annexation attempt that goes contrary to international covenants”, he said.

“If the situation in Kashmir is normal then why internet, phone services are not restored, why media is not allowed to work independently and cover events happening in the region”, the DFP leader said. Referring to dire human rights violations committed by the occupation forces he said, “Since August 5, over 20 thousand Kashmiris mostly young boys have been detained illegally by the occupied authorities of them two thousand have been detained under infamous public safety act”. On the other hand the DFP leader pointed out that prior to this controversial move India had detained the entire pro-freedom leadership and threw them behind the bars. He said that by employing colonial tactics of oppression and suppression India cannot subdue Kashmiris from pursuing their collective cause for which they have offered countless sacrifices.

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