In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) and other Hurriyat leaders and organizations have felicitated the people and government of Pakistan on eve of their Independence Day.
The APHC Working Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar congratulated the people and Government of Pakistan on the eve of their Independence Day and prayed for security and prosperity of Pakistan.
Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, lauding the role of Pakistan in building a conducive atmosphere to promote universal brotherhood, peace and prosperity on the basis of humanity and equality, said that Pakistan as a new entrant in the galaxy of sovereign countries faced challenging situations perpetrated by its overt and covert foes.
He expressed hope that despite the internal and external challenges ahead, in the present global situation, Pakistan as an ambassador of peace and love will leave no stone unturned to continue its sincere efforts for settlement of the Kashmir dispute as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
The APHC leader reiterated the fervent appeal to the freedom-loving people of IIOJK to observe India’s Independence Day, 15th of August, as Black Day and organize peaceful protests and demonstrations in addition to a complete shutdown, civil curfew and hoisting black flags against the widespread genocide, custodial killings, arbitrary arrests, molestation of women, loot, arson and vandalizing of residential houses at the hands of Indian forces.
The Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement, Molvi Bashir Ahmad Irfani, in a statement in Srinagar, greeting the people and government of Pakistan said, “Pakistan has always supported the Kashmir cause so we pray for the peace, stability and development of this country and we believe that a strong Pakistan is imperative for resolution of the Kashmir dispute.”—KMS