Altaf Hamid Rao.
MUZAFFARABAD: (Parliament Times) Azad Jammu Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan has said that Indian repressions and expansionist designs was a major threat to the global peace and called upon the International Community to take stock of Indian aggressions in Occupied Kashmir.
He was addressing the “International Parliamentary video Conference” in connection with Kashmir Martyrdom Day organized by Jammu and Kashmir Self Determination Movement (International), on Tuesday. He regretted that the International Community is almost silent over the continued and worst human rights violations by the Indian troops in Occupied Kashmir and giving preference to trade.
The Prime Minister said that 13th July, 1931 is the milestone in the advent of the Kashmiris’ struggle when 22 Kashmiris had laid down their lives in their effort to complete the Azaan.
The Prime Minister said that Indian government had exceeded all the limits of inflicting atrocities on innocent and unarmed Kashmiri people. “The Kashmiris endured every tyranny and cruelty of India with great courage and fortitude”, he added.
The Prime Minister said that human rights violations are increasing day by day in IOK by occupational forces and in this context we are engaged especially with the European countries to draw their attention towards gruesome human rights violations and systematic killing of Kashmiris by the occupational forces there. India is bent upon to change the demography of occupied Kashmir through settlement of non-state subjects in IOK, he added.
He said that Indian is trying to suppress the freedom movement with the use of force but will not succeed in her nefarious design. He said that India is demolishing the history, culture and traditions of Kashmiri people, the imposition of ban on Kashmir Martyrdom Day is a glaring proof in this regard.
He expressed his serious concern over the lives of Hurriyat leaders who are in illegal custody of the Indian government, whoever he made it clear that India will not be able to consolidate her hold over the held territory with the use of brutal force and Kashmiri will ultimately get their internationally recognized self determination.
Later the Prime Minister congratulated the organizer of the International Parliamentary Conference, Raja Najabat Hussain. The conference was chaired by the Pakistani ambassador to the United Kingdom Nafees Zakeria.
The conference was attended by the Members European Parliament Debbie Abrahams, Barrister Imran Hussian, Andrew Gwune, Alex Sobel, Nadia Whitome, Thangam Debbonaire, Sarah Own, Christian Wakeford, Tracy Brabin and Anthea Mclntyre, Mishal Hussain Malik, Senator Nuzhat Sadiq, Shaista Parvez Malik, Shaza Fatima, Noreen Farooq, Aasia Khattak, Shamim Aftab, Hina Parvez Butt, Yasmin Dar, Sumera Farukh, Shaista Saffi, Riffat Wani, Umbran Turk, Sehrish Qammar, Naila Altaf, Nabila Irshad and others.