In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Harriet Conference (APHC) has welcomed the statement of Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in which he stated that to engage in trade with India in the present circumstances is tantamount to the betrayal to the Kashmiris’ sacrifices.
The APHC Working Vice Chairman, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar in a statement issued in Srinagar lauded the sincere efforts by the Pakistan government for resolution of the Kashmir dispute keeping in view the huge sacrifices given by the people of Kashmir.
He said that in the light of the historical speech delivered by the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan in the United Nations General Assembly in 2020 he has set up a parameter for himself to display allegiance to the much hyped commitment with regard to the Kashmir dispute.
The Hurriyat leader, terming the said historical speech as a strong and unambiguous pledge before the world community, on behalf of Pakistan to provide its political, moral and diplomatic support to resolve Kashmir dispute, said, the freedom-loving people of Kashmìr see the recent statement of the Prime Minister of Pakistan as a ray of hope with regard to the Kashmir solution.
“Dialogue for the sake of dialogue has proved an exercise in futility in the past.
Now is the time to rise to the occasion and strike the conscience of the world community to its their support for the legitimate and popular movement for right to Self-determination of the people of Kashmir”, he maintained.
Meanwhile,In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations have lauded the categorical statement of the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Imran Khan, on Kashmir saying that it has encouraged the Kashmiri people.
Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement Chairman Khawaja Firdous in a statement while praising the statement said that Pakistan is the supporter of Kashmiris’ movement for right to self-determination.
He also ridiculed India for going mad over the statement of UN General Assembly chief’s statement on Kashmir.
He asked India to shun rigidity and come forward for an amicable solution to the Kashmir dispute.
He asked the international community to take notice of frequent raids and cordon and search operations carried out by Indian occupational forces in the territory.
Jammu and Kashmir Mass Movement Secretary Information Shabbir Ahmad said Prime Minister Imran Khan’s statement had encouraged the Kashmiri people who are struggling for their right to self-determination.
He said that the statement reflects the true sentiments of the Kashmiri people. The JKMM leader said that India has hijacked millions of Kashmiris at gunpoint.
Kashmir Freedom Front General Secretary Mohammad Akbar Dar in a statement in Srinagar also welcomed the statement of Imran Khan on Kashmir.
He appealed to the international human rights organisations including the UN Human Rights Council, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and International Committee of Red Cross to take cognizance of the plight of the Kashmiri detainees and impress upon New Delhi to release them forthwith.
He also welcomed the statement of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) President, Volkan Bozkir on Kashmir.
Zahid Ashraf, Vice Chairman, Jammu and Kashmir Young Mens League In a statement in Islamabad praised the prime minister for his unequivocal statement on Kashmir, saying that it perfectly reflected the sentiments of the enslaved people of Kashmir Zahid Ashraf said that Kashmiris weren’t averse to a negotiated settlement of the core issue; however, in the post August 5 context negotiation with India was fraught with ominous dangers for the fettered Kashmiri people and their sacred freedom movement.—KMS