The Azad Jammu and Kashmir President, Sardar Masood Khan has said that the Kashmiri people were intertwined with Pakistan through natural and sentimental bonds and this is an irrefutable fact that the spirit of Pakistaniat was the main driving force in the ongoing liberation movement in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. He made these remarks while addressing a conference held on ‘Pakistaniat – the main driving force behind Kashmir liberation struggle’ organized here by Pakistan Institute of Conflict and Security Studies (PICSS) here on Tuesday.
He called upon the whole nation to rise up as the wall of rock at the back of the Kashmiri people at the most delicate juncture of their movement by shunning hatred and confrontation to make the Kashmir liberation struggle a success. The speakers included Chairman Parliamentary Kashmir Committee Sheharyar Khan Afridi, and former AJK Prime Minister Sardar Attique Khan, Prominent Kashmir leader Altaf Ahamed Bhatt, AJK Minister Noreen Arif, Director PICSS Abdullah Khan and others
The AJK president said that the Kashmiri people were intertwined with Pakistan through natural and sentimental bonds, and this is an irrefutable fact that the spirit of Pakistaniat was the main driving force in the ongoing liberation movement. On the contrary, India’s much-hyped bonds with the Kashmiri people are unnatural, unlawful and prejudicial to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
He said that as the Kashmiri people took out to break India’s repressive bonds with them, India started declaring the Kashmiri people terrorists, and Pakistan a terror-sponsored state for supporting the legitimate liberation struggle of the Kashmiri people. He maintained that we must not show haste in holding talks with India because it is slaughtering our children and disgracing our sisters and daughters in occupied Kashmir while its hysteric leaders are threatening to strike Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan.
The AJK president said that talks with India would not be held without the involvement of the Kashmiri people and sans the supervision of the UN Security Council. He underlined that along with political and diplomatic options, the option of jihad was also available to resolve the Kashmir issue and lead the liberation movement to its ultimate end, and we do not need to adopted an apologetic attitude in this regard because being Muslims, we consider jihad to be the best war doctrine in the world.
The President asserted that the whole Muslim world had responded to the blasphemous move of France and India should also get such a response. Sardar Masood Khan condemned the Indian government’s targeting of the family of eminent Kashmiri leader Altaf Bhat. He said that Pakistan was incomplete without Jammu and Kashmir. He said that Pakistan and Kashmir were inseparable identities and the people of Pakistan and Kashmir stood together for a joint cause. He warned the world to get ready to deal with the influx of Kashmiris as India was hell-bent to turn the Kashmiris into a minority within Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that Hindutva ideologues wanted to kill all Muslims and India’s efforts to buy more and more military equipment reflected the same. Speaking on the occasion Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi warned Indian regime of the consequences of its policy of genocide in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) saying that India today stands extremely polarised and it is bound to disintegrate due to the policies adopted by the Hindutva regime of India.