Forcing students to sing Hindu hymns in IIOJK schools condemned



In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi, has condemned the forcing of Muslims students to sing Hindu hymns in schools in the territory.

A viral clip on social media shows the students at the government high school Nagam in Kulgam district being made to sing Hindu hymns during morning prayers.

Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi addressing a gathering in Badgam said forcing Muslim children to engage in anti-faith activities is unacceptable to the Muslims of the territory. He said that the move was part of Modi regime’s agenda to impose Hindutva ideology in the occupied territory.

The APHC senior leader pointed out that the move was also against the guarantees and protections provided to religious rights by the Indian constitution. He said for the Muslims of the IIOJK, it is a matter of great concern and they will strongly resist it.

Meanwhile, APHC leader, Khawaja Firdous, in a statement in Srinagar hailed the Organization of Islamic Cooperation for reaffirming its principled stand on the Kashmir dispute and support to the Kashmiris’ struggle for securing their right to self-determination at the meeting of its Contact Group on Kashmir. He said the OIC’s continued support to the Kashmir cause has always been a source of encouragement for the people of the occupied territory.

He said Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has effectively highlighted the Kashmir dispute and presented the Kashmiris’ right to self-determination before the international community. He said the holding of plebiscite as per the UN Security Council resolutions and the supervision of the world body is indispensable to settle the lingering dispute to ensure lasting peace and stability in South Asia.

On the other hand, Secretary General of APHC-AJK chapter, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, in a statement issued in Islamabad said that Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on the occasion of the UNGA session highlighted the Kashmir cause in an effective and efficient manner. He said the statement of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari at the OIC Foreign Ministers’ meeting that Kashmir is Pakistan and Pakistan is Kashmir is Pakistan is a reflection of Kashmir policy and these remarks have boosted the morale of the Kashmiris who are victims of Indian brutality. He said the people of Kashmir, especially the APHC leaders, welcome the statement of Bilawal Bhutto Zardari and express the hope that the government of Pakistan as a party to the Kashmir dispute will step up efforts for its resolution.—KMS


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