Lahore,(Parliament Times): Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar has said that the resolution of the Kashmir issue is vital and guarantee of peace in the region. India cannot suppress the voice of Kashmiris by resorting to violence and use of force. Kashmiri Hurriyat Leader Syed Ali Gilani’s Struggle for Independence for Kashmiris was a principled and ideological one that would always be remembered in the history. Leaders like him are born in centuries. Pakistan will continue the moral, diplomatic and political support of Kashmiris. He stated this while addressing a seminar held in memory of Kashmiri Hurriyat leader Syed Ali Gilani at Government College University Lahore on Thursday. Vice-Chancellor GCU Prof Dr Asghar Zaidi, grandson of late Syed Ali Gillani, Syed Mujahid Ali Gillani, senior journalist Salman Ghani and others were also present on the occasion.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that Syed Ali Gilani was a strong and powerful voice for the independence of Kashmir. He was a staunch supporter of Pakistan. He further stated that Late Syed Ali Gillani always acknowledged Pakistan’s support of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination and no Kashmiri can forget his historic words: “We are Pakistanis, Pakistan is ours”. He said that although Syed Ali Gilani is no more but the Indian government is still fearful of him, adding that the Indian army did not even allow the family of Syed Ali Gilani to attend his funeral, let alone the Kashmiri people. This attitude of the Indian government is highly condemnable, he added.
Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that the atrocities on Kashmiris by the Indian government is not less than terrorism, adding that Pakistan will continue to support the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination at every forum under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan. We will not spare any sacrifice for the liberation of Kashmiris from Indian clutches, he added. Punjab Governor Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar said that India has not only been fully exposed at the diplomatic level in the world, but also Indian atrocities on Kashmiris are being exposed in the world and as long as the Kashmir issue is not resolved as per the UN resolutions, the regional peace will remain a dream. He said that ever since Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has come to power, the violence against Indian Muslims and Kashmiris has mounted. The Indian government has registered cases against the family of late Syed Ali Gilani which is shameful and condemnable, he said, adding that the time is not far when Kashmir will be liberated.
Vice-Chancellor GC University Prof. Dr Syed Asghar Zaidi while expressing his views said that role of Indian government from the sad demise of the late Syed Ali Gilani till his burial was utterly shameful and condemnable. It is high time that International organizations including the United Nations must take immediate action to halt the atrocities of the Indian government on Indian Muslims and Kashmiris. We will continue to support our Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for independence and right to self-determination, he added.