APHC-AJK welcomes Army Chief’s statement about India, Kashmir

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The All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter has welcomed the statement of Pakistan’s new Chief of Army Staff General Asim Munir regarding India and Kashmir, saying his assertion is a ray of new hope for the Kashmiris and it will further boost the morale of the people of Kashmir.

General Asim Munir during his visit to Rakh Chikri Sector of the Line of Control on Saturday said, “We have noticed highly irresponsible statements from the Indian leadership on Gilgit-Baltistan and Azad Jammu and Kashmir recently and any misconception resulting in a misadventure will always be met with the full might of armed forces having support of the resilient nation.”

The APHC-AJK General Secretary Sheikh Abdul Mateen in his statement on Sunday said General Asim Munir’s clear message to India has created a stir in the Indian houses and has given the oppressed Kashmiris a new voice. He said India will never succeed in its nefarious designs, adding Indian atrocities in illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir could not suppress the ongoing freedom movement. He added that innocent Kashmiri youth were being arrested and the houses of Hurriyat leaders and activists raided but such cruelties would not subdue the freedom sentiment of the Kashmiri people.

Sheikh Abdul Mateen said India should accept the facts and fulfill the promises made to the Kashmiri people and it is the responsibility of the conscientious people of the whole world to raise their voice against the injustices in Kashmir and play their role in granting the Kashmiris their birthright to self-determination.—INP