Altaf Hamid Rao
Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf Azad Jammu Kashmir Monday reiterated the party’s firm resolve that the struggle for freedom of Kashmir would continue till it reach to its logical end. In an exclusive interview to this Correspondent here on Monday, Central Secretary Information, PTI, AJK Chapter Sardar Ershad Mahmud said that the scheduled August 05 visit of the PTI Chairman and Prime Minister of Pakistan Imran Khan to Muzaffarabad to join Kashmiris on the Kashmir Siege Day (Youm-e-Istehsal) to register protest against first anniversary of Indian sinister act of revoking article 370 of her constitution scrapping special status of the internationally-acknowledged Jammu Kashmir, will be historic in Kashmiris indigenous struggle for freedom of the motherland from Indian clutches.
The PTI, Ershad declared, would not ever accept any bargaining over the historic unity, integrity and entity and right to self determination of the Jammu & Kashmir State and its population. Ershad Mahmood continued that India resorted to an assault on the unity and entity of the Jammu & Kashmir state on the black day of August 05 besides stabbing into the centuries-old identity of the J & K State people. He added that the Jammu & Kashmir people living both sides of the Line of Control categorically and strongly rejected the above Indian nefarious unlawful, forced and uncalled for action.
He underlined that even the pro-Indian politicians also rejected the Indian sinister move declaring it a step of the Indian imperialism being part of a dirty game primarily aimed at to make the Kashmiris slave of New Delhi permanently. The PTI AJK Secretary Information said that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan, Pakistan had made fullest efforts to highlight Kashmir issue at the international level during the last one year in particular since India took unilateral step to revoke the special status of the disputed Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu & Kashmir (IIOJK) on August 05 last year.
Elaborating, Ershad underlined that Kashmir issue and the prevailing situation in the disputed Indian occupied state was discussed thrice each in special session of the UN Security Council as well as in meeting of US Congress. “European Union, British, Norwegian and French Parliaments have categorically reject the August 05 last year’s illegal action”, he added. The PTI AJK Secy. Info pointed out that US President offered mediation to ensure peaceful settlement of the Kashmir issue for several times. Arab world, Ershad said, also raised voice in favor of Kashmiris right to self determination.
Ershad Mahmud said that the PM Imran Khan not only awoken the global conscience over Kashmir in the UN general assembly – but also made the plight of kashmiris including the misbehavior and abuses of human rights in IIOJK – the subject of discussion through at least two statements, besides tweets in every week, he added.