Khizar Hayat Abbasi,
Islamabad: Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has congratulated people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and Joint Resistance Leadership (JRL) for downrightly rejecting polls drama staged by New Delhi to perpetuate its illegitimate occupation of Kashmir.
“People of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir once again demonstrated that they will accept nothing short of freedom from India and to have their incontrovertible right to self-determination through a fair and free plebiscite under UN supervision,” the President said during his meeting with Director Kashmir Institute of International Relations (KIIR) Altaf Wani.
Mr. Wani called on AJK President at Presidential Block of Jammu and Kashmir House here on Friday and apprised the later about the activities and performance of Kashmiri delegation at Geneva during the 39th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council.
The President highly eulogized the efforts of Altaf Wani and members of Kashmiri delegation for highlighting Kashmir issue in its true perspective and drawing attention of world delegates towards fast deteriorating situation in IOK. He said that people of Jammu and Kashmir and government of Pakistan is determined to continue their efforts for exposing India on the basis of UN Human Rights Commission’s Report on Kashmir.
Expressing his hope that British and European Parliaments will also compile their reports on the state of human rights in Occupied Kashmir, President Masood said it is matter of great satisfaction that important world media outlets like National Geography, New York Times, Aljazeera and The Guardian have started paying their attention on the situation in Kashmir.
He said that brutal and inhuman acts of Indian occupation forces to target and blind the innocent peaceful youths in IOK have pricked the conscience of world community and it has started realizing that Kashmiris are being treated cruelly and unfairly.
“It is ripe moment for people of Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan and Kashmiri Diaspora all over the world to synergize all their efforts for effectively advocating Kashmir cause and expose India for what happens in Occupied Kashmir,” President Khan said.
Commending the unwavering courage and steadfastness of Syed Ali Gillani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik and Aasia Andarabi, AJK President went on to say that drama of sham elections was aimed at to give impression to the world that situation in Occupied Kashmir has return to normal and people are happy under Indian constitutional arrangements.
He condemned the state terrorism and continued detention and house arrest of Hurriyat leaders in occupied Kashmir and demanded immediate release of all those arrested during the anti-polls drive.
Meanwhile a three-member PML-N delegation also called on President Sardar Masood Khan and discussed with him host of administrative and development issues. The delegation headed by Member of Azad Jammu and Kashmir Council Sardar Abdul Khali Wasi and comprising Sardar Altaf and Riaz Roshan brought issue of the dilapidated conditions of roads at Thorar, Tain, Datoot, Rahara, Khairian, Bhairi and Langriat in the notice of president. The delegation also lodged protest over shifting of two posts of Tain Higher Secondary School and demanded that the posts should be re-instated as soon as possible.