The All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and Legal Forum for Kashmir (LFK) on behalf of the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have expressed condolence with the peoples and governments of Türkiye and Syria on the death and destruction caused by the devastating earthquake.
The APHC and LFK in a joint statement on the behalf of people of IIOJK announced contribution towards rescue and relief in Türkiye and Syria. The statement said, the first batch of help is on its way to the affected countries.
The statement said, “Our towering leaders and teachers Shaheed Syed Ali Geelani and Shaheed Ashraf Sehrai have left us with the legacy of humanity and compassion. We, the volunteers of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Jammu and Kashmir on behalf of our incarcerated leader Masarrat Alam Butt and Shabbir Ahmad Shah, our people and lead-ership and Legal Forum for Kashmir will be in wholeheartedly with all the affected people.”
“We understand that this is the time when India has muzzled our voices. That India has killed and jailed our people. That fascist Indian state is destroying our land and homes. But we continue to be committed to humanitarian duties and nothing can deter us. Please accept this help from your occupied and enslaved brothers from Indian occupied Kashmir,” it added.
The statement said, the Kashmiris are indebted to the people of Türkiye and Syria as they have always kept the Kashmiri people in their prayers and pledged support for them in resisting the Indian illegal occupation. We therefore are duty bound to help you in this hour of grief and mourning, it added.
Meanwhile, the APHC-AJK Convener Mahmood Ahmed Saghar, General Secretary Sheikh Abdul Mateen and Secretary Information Imtiyaz Wani in a joint statement in Islamabad also expressed grief and sowwor over the loss of lives and material due to the earthquake in Türkiye and Syria. They said the Kashmiris are standing in solidarity with the affected people of the brotherly countries in this hour of trial.—KMS