Staff Reporter Islamabad
The National Kashmir Conference has proposed the formation of a joint political task force and creation of special seat of vice-foreign minister on Kashmir to highlight and fight the case of the Indian Occupied Kashmir at international level.
Hosted by the Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Pakistan, the conference held at a local hotel here on Wednesday was presided over by Ameer JI Senator Sirajul Haq while Azad Jammu & Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan, National Assembly Speaker Asad Qaisar, former Prime Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf, PML-N senior leaders Senator Raja Zafarul Haq and Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, JI Naib Emir Liaqat Baloch, JI Secretary General Ameerul Azim, JUI-F Secretary General Abdul Ghafoor Haidri, senior diplomat Abdul Basit, senior journalist Hamid Mir and others were among the speakers. Proceeding of the conference continued for five hours.
Addressing the conference, Sirajul Haq vowing to continue full support to the freedom struggle of the people of the held valley said, “We will move forward on the proposal of Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed for the formation of joint political task force. Government and opposition parties must work together for the cause. There is serious threat to the peace of South Asia due to hegemonic designs of Modi’s fascist government for the region.”
“We will fight the case of Kashmir till the last drop of blood in our bodies. The nation is standing firmly with their Kashmiri brethren till the dawn of freedom rise on Kashmir,” said the JI Emir, asking the government to develop with national consensus a National Action Plan on Kashmir for the freedom of the people of the area from Indian yoke. He assured the government support from all political parties to the cause once it took a step forward on the issue. Unfortunately, he regretted, the government failed to meet the nation expectations and fight the case of Kashmir after Modi’s 5th August 2019 step.
“Government should announce a diplomatic emergency on Kashmir. It should give status to the AJK government as the representative body of entire Kashmir [including the Indian occupied area]. Government should immediately host International Kashmir Conference and it should allow visa free entry to the people of occupied Jammu Kashmir to Pakistan,” proposed the JI chief.
A joint declaration was adopted on occasion which condemned the revocation of special status of the Occupied Kashmir by the Indian government. The National Kashmir Conference expressed concern on gross human rights violation, torture and extrajudicial killings of Kashmiri youth and detention of Kashmiri leadership in the held area.
It expressed concern over the settlement of the RSS members and other Hindu extremists in the occupied area with the plan to turn the Kashmir’s Muslim majority into minority. The conference also condemned ban on media freedom, curb on internet and check on the entry of international human rights organization and journalists to the occupied area.
The National Kashmir Conference expressed solidarity with the Huriat leadership and Kashmiri masses who have set examples of great courage and determination bearing all types of torture and brutal acts of violence against them by the occupied forces. The Pakistani nation, it said, was standing shoulder to shoulder with the freedom struggle of people of Kashmir against New Delhi. The conference paid homage to the international organizations, rights activists, journalists, independent observers, Kashmir and Pakistan diasporas who have been raising strong voice against the Indian crime and human rights violations in the held area particularly after the Modi’s act of 5th August 2019.