Sardar Masood Khan, President AJK, has welcomed the statement of a bipartisan group of the US Senate which calls upon President Donald Trump to take immediate action to help facilitate an end to the deepening humanitarian crisis in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Addressing various gathering in Leeds and Bradford he said four senators – Chris van Hollen (Democrat), Lindsay Graham (Republican), Todd Young (Republican) and Ben Cardin (Democrat) have, in a letter to President Trump, have expressed deep concern about (a) Indian Government’s revocation on Article 370, (b) deployment of thousands of troops in the disputed region, (c) imposition of curfew and (d) the imposition of a communication blockade.
President Masood Khan has endorsed the four recommendations of the senators, namely, help end the current humanitarian crisis in IOK, lift curfews, restore telecommunications and Internet services and release thousands of refugees. The President said that the appeal is timely and reflects the grave and deteriorating human rights and humanitarian situation in Jammu and Kashmir. “The international community must act now before it is too late”, the President said.
Sardar Masood Khan has said that all peace-loving nations of the world would have to resist Indian fascism and terrorism. “It would be a grave mistake to consider Hindu fanaticism merely being a move against the Muslims of Kashmir, India and Pakistan, because the target of Indian rulers and Hindu fanatic outfits is to deprive all human beings except the followers of Hinduism, of their right to live,” he added.
Touching upon the latest situation of Jammu and Kashmir, the AJK President said that the Indian aggressor army, after a new offensive on August 5, had deprived the Kashmiri nation of their rights and entity and has turned the whole occupied territory into an Indian colony. “Taking advantage of one a half month’s curfew and media blackout, the Indian occupation troops are engaged in the genocide of whole Kashmiri nation,” he said adding that paucity of food items and life-saving drugs caused by the constant curfew was leading towards a major humanitarian disaster.
He said that in view of the conditions currently prevailing in occupied Kashmir, it is incumbent upon the UK MPs to write letters to the UN Secretary General, members of the UN Security Council, President of the General Assembly, and heads of Human Rights Council and Human Rights Commission, and urge them to open a humanitarian corridor for the besieged people of occupied Kashmir, and urge them to oppose India’s action of August 5.