Illegally detained Chairman of the All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Masarrat Aalam Butt, expressing concern over the increasing brutalities of Indian army and paramilitary forces against innocent people in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, has sought intervention by the international community to stop genocide in the territory.
Masarrat Aalam Butt in a message from New Delhi’s infamous Tihar Jail said that more than one million occupation troops present in IIOJK have made the lives of the local people a hell. He, however, maintained that India can never suppress the right-based struggle of Kashmiris with cruelty and brutality and military might. The APHC leader said that under a wicked plan, New Delhi wants to change the Muslim majority status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir into a minority through massacres and settlement of non-Kashmiris, and the process has been accelerated after the India’s unilateral and illegal action of August 2019 in IIOJK.
India, he added, is following an Israeli-model in occupied Jammu and Kashmir to evict the Kashmiris from their own land. He said that Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory, whose future is to be decided by the Kashmiri people through the exercise of the right self-determination under the relevant resolutions of the United Nations.
The APHC chairman said that this inalienable right of Kashmiris was promised by India itself at the international forum and added that the Kashmiri people are making a new history with their sacrifices, and no one will be allowed to bargain their sacrifices. He said that the morale of Kashmiri people is high and India cannot deter them from continuing their peaceful struggle for freedom. He clarified that no sustainable peace in South Asia is possible without resolving the Kashmir dispute in its historical background.
Masarrat Aalam Butt welcomed the appointment of General Asim Munir as new Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan and expressed the hope that under his able leadership, Pakistan Army will grow further stronger and will play its role more effectively to ensure sustainable peace in the region, especially through resolution of the Kashmir dispute.
Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Political Movement in a statement in Srinagar said that Kashmir is a political dispute and its solution lies in the implementation of the relevant UN resolutions. The party welcomed the new appointments in the Pakistan Armed Forces.
APHC-AJK Convener Mehmood Ahmad Saghar in a statement in Islamabad denounced the Modi regime’s fresh decision to confiscate over 100 more properties belonging to Jamaat-e-Islami in occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He said that India cannot weaken the Kashmiris’ morale through such inhuman tactics.
Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir in a statement in Muzaffarabad congratulated General Asim Munir on assuming the charge as new Chief of Army Staff, today.—KMS