Altaf Hamid Rao.
MUZAFFARABAD/MIRPUR (AJK), (Parliament Times) : The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan while condemning the visit of Indian President Ram Nath Kovind to Indian occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) said that the people of the occupied state are indifferent to the Indian state and they have no interest in this visit.
Commenting on the four day visit of Indian President to Srinagar, he said that the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been persecuted for seven decades in general and for the last 30 years in particular and the present ruling party of India, BJP, has crossed all the limits by bifurcating the state into two parts and declaring it part of the Indian Union. The Indian move, he said, is a clear violation of UN Security Council resolutions and international law.
This move of India has been rejected not only by the pro-freedom parties of occupied Kashmir but also by the pro-India parties like National Conference and Peoples Democratic Party.
He said that India has not only divided Kashmir into parts and integrated it into the Indian Union to fulfill its nefarious intentions, it is also pursuing a policy of turning the Muslim majority of occupied Kashmir into a minority to pave the way for making it a Hindu Rashtra.
President Sardar Masood Khan, while fully supporting the protest call given by the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) on the occasion of Indian President’s visit to IOJK, said that the people of Azad Kashmir and Pakistan salute the determination and perseverance of the Hurriyat leadership of Occupied Kashmir. He assured that they are not alone in their struggle for freedom and right to self determination, but 4 million people of Azad Kashmir and 220 million people of Pakistan were with them.
“We salutes the passion and vigour of the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and their heroic struggle for attaining their right to self-determination, which was granted to them by the UN,” he asserted.
The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the whole Pakistani nation stand behind them morally, politically, and diplomatically. Despite un-describable and inconceivable, atrocities by Indian occupation forces, the quest of the people of Kashmir for their unassailable right to self- determination cannot be crushed, he went on to say.
President Masood Khan said the international community must act and stop massacre, crime against humanity, illicit transfer of Hindus in the occupied territory and save Kashmiris from the threat of annihilation.