Taking advantage of COVID-19 situation India massacring Kashmiris in IOK: Farooq Haider

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MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan on Tuesday said that India was taking undue advantage of present COVID-19 situation and consistently massacring Kashmiris in the Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Addressing the last session of AJK Legislative Assembly here on Tuesday, he said no amount of violence by the Indian authorities can deter Kashmiris from pursuing their collective cause for which they have rendered great sacrifices.

“Our responsibilities in such deteriorating situation in the held valley increase manifold. It is our prime responsibility to play a vigorous role by raisin raise strong voice for our brethren struggling for their inalienable right to self determination.”, he added. The Prime Minister told that government would sit with the opposition after Eid to device a future strategy in this regard. “We will organize a virtual conference to discuss the latest situation of the occupied territory” the premier informed. He demanded to the Pakistani government for adopting a solid policy against the nefarious designs of the Modi government in the held valley. Raja Farooq Haider Khan said that time has come to give befitting response to the enemy. “We have firm believed in the capabilities of Pak Army. It will never disappoint the nation”, he added. He paid glowing tribute to the Hurriyat leaders who were facing the worst Indian atrocities, tortures and other sufferings in the Indian jails.

Referring to the ongoing lock-down situation and government’s response to the pandemic, the Prime Minister said that tireless efforts were made besides taking tough decisions to save the precious human lives in the state. “Relaxation in lockdown caused rapid spread in the coronavirus positive cases, which resulted into the complete lock-down again”, he informed.

He particularly thanked the opposition parties for extending their cooperation to the government to effectively deal with the pandemic and informed that consultative process would continue after Eid.

The Prime Minister made it clear that no one would be allowed to play with the lives of people. The government would strictly deal with those who will violate the law, SOPs.

He appealed the business community to understand the situation and cooperate with the government.

Raja Farooq Haider also thanked the transporters and ullema for extending all out cooperation in the government’s precautionary measures against the COVID-19.