Pasban-e Hurriyat announced a long march to seek international attention on the deteriorating situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
Hurriyat leaders addressing a press conference in Muzaffarabad, today, said that a long march will commence from Athmuqam Neelum Valley on 27th December 2022.
They said, “India is plotting the evacuation of United Nations observers in the territory and the closure of their offices on both sides of the Line of Control, which will not be allowed to succeed.”
They said that 75 people will start the march as the matter of Jammu and Kashmir is pending at the UN table for the last 75 years. Speakers maintained that India has surrounded the entire occupied territory with one million armed soldiers, thousands of prisoners imprisoned in Indian jails and all the basic human rights of the Kashmiri people have been usurped by the Indian army by force. “In these circumstances, the four million people of Azad Kashmir cannot remain silent,” they added.
The sole purpose of the march is to get the at-tention of the United Nations towards the worst situation in IIOJK. They also appealed to the people of Neelum Valley, especially the youth, to participate in the march to save the unity and identity of the occupied territory.
The leaders further said that a large public rally will be organized in the capital on the occasion of January 5 ‘Self-Determination Day’, adding that one lac people of the division will be invited. They added that there will be a referendum on January 5th and a joint resolution will be presented to international observers’ mission rejecting all the illegal actions taken by India in the occupied state on 5th August 2019.—KMS