In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has said that India, which claims to be the largest democracy in the world, has been depriving the Kashmiri people of all political, economic and religious rights for the past 73 years by the dint of gun.
Molvi Bashir Ahmad, APHC General Secretary, in a statement issued in Srinagar, said that Kashmiri people are not against celebration of democracy by a country but India has no right to celebrate the same in IIOJK as it has usurped Kashmiris’ political rights in the name of democracy.
The strike is the only effective way to keep the international community informed about the atrocities perpetrated on the Kashmiris by India, he said and urged the world to play its important role in finding a just solution to the long-running Kashmir dispute in accordance with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Molvi Bashir Ahmad said that due to the unresolved Kashmir dispute, the South Asian region was at the brink of nuclear war and the political and economic future of millions of people in the region was in grave danger. He said it was the responsibility of the international community to resolve the Kashmir dispute politically to avert the impending catastrophe.—KMS