In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) has reiterated that Kashmir is a dispute recognized by the United Nations through its Security Council resolutions and it must be resolved as per the aspirations of the Kashmiri people by allowing them to exercise their inalienable right to self-determination.
The APHC at an extraordinary meeting of its members held in Srinagar discussed at length the prevailing critical situation of IIOJK.
The meeting categorically rejected all political gimmicks, including Indian propaganda of so-called peace in IIOJK to hoodwink the international community, on one hand, and to lure its political stooges belonging to the occupied territory, on the other.
The APHC maintained that the Kashmir dispute was not a matter of power-sharing or of any other out of box solution, but an issue of freedom of the Kashmiri people from India. “The people of Kashmir fully support their right to self-determination and demand for which they have rendered precious sacrifices in terms of blood, honour and material property,” it added.
The meeting maintained that the APHC represents the popular voice of the freedom-loving people of Kashmir so it is committed to lead the ongoing freedom movement to its logical conclusion despite the policy of repression and suppression adopted by India.
It strongly condemned the use of brute force and prolonging of the worst military siege imposed since 5th August 2019 by the Indian fascist regime to fulfill its nefarious designs of changing the Muslim majority character of the occupied territory. It also denounced the genocide, illegal detentions, desecration of the chastity of women, vandalizing of residential homes and gross violation of human rights at the hands of Indian occupational forces in the occupied territory.
The meeting paid rich tributes to all the martyrs of the freedom movement since its inception and particularly the martyrs of the ongoing month of June. It also lauded the valour and steadfastness displayed by the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists languishing in hellish jails of India and the occupied territory.
They demanded immediate release of all the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and activists, including APHC Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Aasiya Andrabi, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, Altaf Ahmed Shah, Nayeem Ahmed Khan, Peer Saifullah, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Ayaz Muhammad Akbar, Farooq Ahmed Dar and Shahid-ul-Islam, languishing in different jails of India and the territory.—KMS