In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders and organizations continued to condemn the attempts by Modi-led fascist Indian government to suppress the Kashmiris’ ongoing struggle for their right to self-determination.
APHC leader Gulam Nabi Sumji in a statement issued in Srinagar stressed the need for initiation of tripartite talks among Pakistan, India and APHC leadership to resolve long standing Kashmir dispute according to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmir people under the guiding principles laid down in UN resolution on Kashmir.
He said peace and stability in South Asia is hostage to the lingering Kashmir dispute which has resulted in the killing of half a million Kashmiris since the occupation by Indian in 1947.
To make South Asia peaceful, India has to shun its rigidity and show political will to address the popular sentiment of the Kashmiri people who have given unmatchable sacrifices for their right to self-determination.
He strongly condemned the killing of innocent people of Kashmir at the hands of occupational forces who have been given licence to kill under draconian laws and appealed international community to pressurise India to stop genocide in IIOJAK and start meaningful dialogue with Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute, he added.
He thanked Pakistan for its political, moral and diplomatic support to the indigenous freedom moment of IIOJK and hoped Pakistan will continue its support till Kashmiris achieve their goal.
Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Political Party Chairman, Mohammad Yousuf Naqash, in a statement said India’s unilateral actions of scraping Article 370 and 35-A and reducing it to stateless entity is an utter violation of United Nations Security Council resolutions.
He said the move has also reversed the framework of bilateral agreements between Pakistan and India. He added that the UN Security Council resolutions guaranteeing the Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination have been ratified by both countries and recognised by the whole world.—KMS