In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Hurriyat leaders have thanked the government and the people of Pakistan for extending full political, diplomatic and moral support to the oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.
In connection with the announcement by Pakistan to observe, like every year, February 5 as Kashmir Solidarity Day, the leaders in their statements in Srinagar said Pakistan is a source of inspiration for the Kashmiri people who are spearheading the struggle for freedom from India. They hoped that Islamabad would redouble its efforts on the diplomatic front to further expose India globally for its brutalities in Kashmir. They said that arrests, stringent restrictions, curfew and barricades, intimidations and threats were the glaring examples of the farcical Indian democracy practiced in occupied Kashmir. The leaders made it clear to the Indian rulers that the Kashmiris’ aspiration for freedom could not be defeated through brutal measures and military might.
The Working Vice Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference, Ghulam Ahmad Gulzar, in a statement issued in Srinagar thanked Pakistan on behalf of the people of occupied Jammu and Kashmir for observing the Solidarity Day. He said the APHC represents the heart beat and aspirations of the Kashmiri people who are victims of subjugation, loot, arson, destruction, extrajudicial killings, disappearances and rape being used as a weapon of war by India, which claims itself the largest democracy of the world.
APHC General Secretary, Molvi Bashir Ahmad, addressing a meeting in Pattan said that the Kashmiris had never surrendered to India’s illegal occupation.—KMS