Global silence on Kashmir is murder of justice: Augustine


Punjab Minister for HR&MA Ijaz Alam Augustine said that Prime Minister Imran Khan has raised the Kashmir issue vigorously at international forums while the silence of the international community over the killings of innocent Kashmiris is tantamount to the murder of justice.
He was addressing a huge ceremony held to show solidarity with Kashmiris by the Punjab Human Rights Department in collaboration with Unique Group of Institutions at Aiwan-e-Iqbal, on Monday. The ceremony was attended by Mushaal Malik, wife of Kashmiri leader Yaseen Malik, Parliamentary Secretary of HR Mahindra Pal Singh, representatives of civil society and a large number of students and teachers from different institutions.
Augustine said that Kashmir was an integral part of Pakistan and we will keep supporting Kashimir diplomatically, despite the hue and cry of India. He further said that for sustainable peace in the region, the Kashmir issue must be resolved in the light of the UN resolutions. He said the movement of Kashmiri people for the right to self-determination cannot be suppressed by force, the people of occupied Kashmir have given new life to their movement through sacrifices.
Students of various institutions presented different scripts and also a special documentary on large screen in which Indian atrocities on innocent Kashmiris and the human tragedy unfolding in the territory was depicted.
Speaking on the occasion, HR&MA Secretary Dr Arshad Ahmad said that aim of ceremony was to show solidarity with Kashmiris brothers and remind the international community of its obligation to use its influence over India to resolve this decade’s long conflict.
Mahinra Pal Singh said that the UN’s recent report confirmed the Indian aggression in occupied Kashmir. He said the Kashmiris had the right to get independence and India be held accountable for killing hundreds and thousands of innocent people.
Mushaal Malik said they were hopeful that the youth would bring revolution to Kashmir. She said that the death of Burhan Wani, the slain young Kashmiri freedom-fighter, exposed the injustices. She added this was the fifth generation of Kashmiris who were facing brutalities of the Indian state.
Professor UGI Abdul Manan said that the day was near when the people of the region will achieve freedom despite the oppression of India. He also appealed to the Pakistani youth to support cause of freedom of Kashmir at every forum along with government.
Other speakers also condemned atrocities inflicted on hapless people of the Indian Occupied Kashmir and unprovoked firing at the Line of Control by the Indian forces. They also paid rich tribute to sacrifices rendered by the people of the Indian Occupied Kashmir for the right to self-determination.