G20 meeting in Srinagar ploy to project fake normalcy in IIOJK: APHC



The incarcerated Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Masarrat Aalam Butt has said that the Narendra Modi-led Hindutva government of India is hosting G20 meeting in Srinagar with the intention to mislead the world about the real situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

In a message from the infamous Tihar jail in New Delhi, Masarrat Aalam Butt said the Modi’s fascist Indian government wants to bolster its normalcy claims by conducting G-20 event in the occupied territory. He said the G20 event in IIOJK is also intended to divert attention from India’s state-sponsored terrorism and massive violations of human rights in the territory as well as to give legitimacy to its 5 August 2019 illegal actions.

The illegally detained APHC Chairman said G20 countries must remember that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory as per the United Nations resolutions and that India illegally occupied the territory when it landed its troops in Srinagar on October 27, 1947 against the Kashmiris’ aspirations and in blatant violation of the Partition Plan. He pointed out that since then India has employed coer-cion and brutal suppression to crush the will of the people living in the occupied territory.

He maintained that the reputation and credibility of the G20 forum would take a hit if it accepted Modi’s mala fide invite to hold the bloc’ meeting in IIOJK, adding, “G20 leaders will be seen as siding with the oppressor if they accept tyrant Modi’s invi-tation.”

Masarrat Aalam Butt urged the G20 countries that instead of accepting fascist Modi’s invitation, they must ask him to allow foreign fact-finding missions to IIOJK and resolve the lingering Kashmir dispute as per the United Nations resolutions.

Meanwhile, hailing the recent statement of Pakistan Army regarding Jammu and Kashmir, the APHC Chairman termed it encouraging and a kind of morale-booster for the struggling people of the occupied territory. He said Pakistan is an important party to the Kashmir dispute and is making every effort to ensure that the Kashmiris be given their internationally recognized right to self-determination.

While praying for the stability, peace and devel-opment of Pakistan, he said a stable and strong Pakistan is guarantee to the success of Kashmiris’ freedom movement.

Notably, replying to a question pertaining to In-dia during his maiden press conference in Islamabad on Tuesday, the ISPR DG Director General Major General Ahmed Sharif said Indian aggression and false statements could not change history.—KMS