Masood urges Arab world, int’l community to save Kashmiris from scourge of war

Staff Reporter

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Masood Khan has appealed to the Arab world, Muslim Ummah, and the international community to intercede and save the people of Jammu and Kashmir from this scourge of war, siege and brutalization.

In an interview with an Arab TV network, he said since August 5th, 2019 when India once again invaded, reoccupied, and annexed the occupied territory to bring it under its direct control, the over eight million people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir are under brutal siege.

The 900,000 troops deployed in the IOJK are operating with impunity and terrorizing the entire population of the occupied territory.

Sardar Masood said that during this period, the people have been subjected to brute force and violence. In addition to the arrest of the political leadership, thousands of youth and children have also been arrested.

“The people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir are suffering immeasurably as they are getting killed and are being made aliens in their own homeland,” he said. He added that every day they (Indian troops) gun down and kill young men who raise slogans of freedom.

So the situation in the occupied territory is very grave as massive human rights violations are taking place there.

The AJK President said that the Indian government is bringing Hindus from all over India and settling them in the territory to change the demographic composition of the region. They also are grabbing the land in the occupied territory to build illegal settlements there.

The state president said that the demographic changes took place in the last century under Nazi Germany and the demographic change which is taking place in the occupied territory of Palestine, same is happening in Kashmir now.

These are not just demographic changes but a massive influx of non-natives outsiders in the territory and yet the international community, the decision-makers, and the media persons choose to be silent and this kind of silence is complicity as matter of fact.

When asked to comment on Indian allegations of infiltration of militants from the Pakistani side of Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan said that India has erected a strong, tall, and thick fence along the Line of Control that separates two parts of Kashmir.

The fence supported by various sensors integrated into it is not passable so the Indian allegation of any cross-LOC movement is unfathomable. He further said that in the recent past there has been no cross LoC movement.

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