Kashmiris living on both sides of the Line of Con-trol and around the world today observed Kashmir Exploitation Day against India’s August 05, 2019 move to revoke the special status of Occupied Kashmir.
However, the main protest rally was organized in the capital city Muzaffarabad, which was led by Prime Minister Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan and former Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan. Attended by people hailing from different walks of life was addressed by repre-sentatives of different social, political and religious parties and members of the civil society.
The protest rally started from the Old Secretariat and culminated peacefully at Alamdar Chowk. Ad-dressing the rally prime minister Sardar Tanveer Ilyas Khan, India’s 5th August 2019 move was deep rooted conspiracy aimed at depriving the Occupied Kashmir of its special status and changing its de-mography.
He said that the world community should take no-tice of the serious violations of human rights being committed by the Indian troops in Occupied Kash-mir and play its effective role to stop India’s naked aggression against Kashmiris.
He said that India has let loose its 900,000 army to oppress Occupied Kashmir. He, however, main-tained that India’s actions could dampen the spirits of Kashmiris. Stressing the need for peaceful reso-lutions of the Kashmir dispute the PM said that India must bear in mind the fact that it cannot hold Kashmiris hostage by the dint of force. India, he said, was the largest violator of human rights viola-tions in the world.
“Today, we remind the United Nations to play its role in granting Kashmiris their promised right”, he said adding it was high time that the highest body should not let Kashmiris to lose their faith in this institution they have gazed at so long as a beacon of hope.—INP