Pallandri: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that the Muslims of particularly India and Kashmir are the main target of the wave of Islamophobia currently sweeping across the world.
However, he maintained that the Kashmiri Muslims have not succumbed to repression being perpetrated by the Indian fanatic rulers.
He expressed these views while addressing a seminar held here on Wednesday to pay homage to prominent religious scholar, Qari Masood Yousuf. The seminar was also addressed among others by the chief of Jamiat Ulema Islam Pakistan Maulana Fazlur Rehman, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, AJK Minister for Finance Dr Mohammad Najib Naqi, and Maulana Sayeed Yousuf.
The AJK President said that Islam was flourishing in every continent and the azan [call for prayers] was echoing in every length and cranny across the world. Therefore neither the Muslims can be eliminated nor can the call of Allah-o-Akbar be suppressed by any power on earth.
He said that the whole Muslim ummah was protesting and condemning the blasphemy in France and called upon the whole Muslim ummah and the civilized countries to boycott the French products. He asserted that during his recent visit to the University of Health Sciences (UHS), the students and teachers had pledged to boycott the French products in all medical colleges affiliated with the University.
The AJK President said that we would have to uphold the spirit of the martyrs of Kashmir particularly those who liberated this part of Kashmir by shedding their blood. The people in Occupied Jammu and Kashmiri have spurned all perks being offered by India, and they demand just their freedom and the right of self-determination.
He lamented that the modesty of the respectable woman folk on the other side of the Line of Control was not safe today, and the Kashmiris are being turned into a minority in their own homeland as non-Kashmiri subjects from all over India were being settled in occupied territory.