In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference leaders have felicitated the people and government of Pakistan on the eve of their Independence Day to be observed tomorrow (Sunday).
Illegally detained APHC Vice Chairman, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, in a message sent from New Delhi’s Tihar Jail and issued in Srinagar extended his warmest wishes to the Pakistani nation on their 75th Independence Day. He said that the Kashmiris were grateful to Pakistan for its continued political, moral and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause.
Incarcerated APHC leader, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, in his message from Tihal Jail said the oppressed people of IIOJK are highly thankful to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for its unflinching support to their just struggle for securing their right to self-determination. He expressed the optimism that the incumbent government would leave no stone unturned to highlight at all international forums the Kashmir dispute and the Indian atrocities in IIOJK. Terming the Kashmir dispute as an unfinished agenda of the partition of the Indian subcontinent, Nayeem Khan said that the dream of a vibrant, stable and prosperous Pakistan would remain elusive unless Kashmir was freed from the Indian yoke and made a part of Pakistan.
APHC senior leader Agha Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi in a statement in Srinagar greeted the people and government of Pakistan on the eve of their Independence Day. He expressed the optimism that the government would continue its efforts at international level to highlight the Kashmir dispute.
Agha Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi said that like in the past, the people of Kashmir would observe Indian Independence Day, August 15, as Black Day and would give a message to India and the world that Kashmiris would accept India’s illegal occupation of their motherland.
Other APHC leaders and organizations including Syed Bashir Andrabi, Chaudhry Shaheen Iqbal, Ghulam Muhammad Khan Sopori, Abdul Ahad Parra, Zamruda Habib, Yasmeen Raja, Farida Bahenji, Abdul Samad Inqilabi, Khadim Hussain, Sibte Shabbir Qummi, Dr Musaib, Aaqib Wani, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash and Peoples Political Party in their separate statements said Pakistan is benefactor of Kashmiris and they wish to become a part of the country. They said Pakistan is the advocate of Kashmiris’ right to self-determination and has been championing their just cause at the international level for last several decades. They said that sustainable peace cannot be established in the region without resolving the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations and the UN resolutions.
Meanwhile, posters appeared in different areas of the territory, congratulating the people and government of Pakistan on the eve of their Independence Day. The posters, displayed in different parts of Kashmir with pictures of APHC leaders including Masarrat Aalam Butt, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi and other Hurriyat leaders, prayed for the early liberation of Jammu and Kashmir and becoming a part of Pakistan.
On the other hand, APHC-AJK chapter leaders, Ghulam Muhammad Safi and Nisar Mirza, in their statements in Islamabad greeting the people and government of Pakistan on the eve of their Independence Day, said Pakistan is the centre of hopes of the Kashmiri people engaged in a peaceful freedom struggle. They said Pakistan is a priceless gift from Almighty Allah. They maintained that the Kashmiris consider themselves a part of the country and are waging a struggle for the liberation of Jammu and Kashmir from Indian illegal occupation and its accession to Pakistan.
The APHC-AJK leaders said that as a party to the Kashmir dispute, Pakistan has always strived for its resolution in accordance with the Kashmiris’ aspirations. They said a strong and stable Pakistan is a guarantee to the success of the Kashmir freedom movement.
Senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter Muhammad Farooq Rehmani in a statement in Islamabad felicitated the people and the government of Pakistan on their diamond jubilee of independence.—KMS