Muzaffarabad: Institute of Dialogue Development and Diplomatic Studies (IDDDS) organized an international webinar on the occasion of Pakistan Accession day here on other day. Different international scholars including youth from Indian Occupied Kashmir and Azad Jammu and Kashmir participated in the webinar. Speaking on the occasion, CEO and founder of Facilitate Global UK Miss Soraya Boyd said that abrogation of article 370 and 35-A by Indian government last year was against the international laws. She said that the State of Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed territory according to UN resolutions but Modi regime adhered the ideology of Hindutwa and tried to suppress the voice of innocent Kashmiri people by force. Terming the situation of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) similar to Palestine, Miss Soraya said that India is following the same steps in IOK which Israel has done to the people of Palestine. Dr Mobeen Shah hailing from IOK expressed his emotional remarks in the webinar and stressed that world powers and global personalities to raise voice for the oppressed people in IOK. He stated that India is big economic market and many countries prefer their economic interest and hence remain silent on Kashmir cause despite of knowing about Indian armed forces atrocities in the region. Mr. Javed Rashid was of the view in the conference that many Indian citizens are working in different Arab countries and we are well aware that the role of Arab countries for Kashmir cause is not satisfactory. He said, “While noting the human rights violations and armed forces brutalities in IOK; the Arabs must send Indian citizens back and raise voice in this regard, consequently it will build up pressure on Indian government to resolve Kashmir issue in accordance with UN resolutions which is the only legitimate way.” Participants in the conference endorsed the resolution of accession to Pakistan on 19th July 1947 before the independence of Pakistan, saying that people of Jammu and Kashmir since then decided to accede with Pakistan and they are struggling to construe freedom dream till date. Director IDDDS Dr. Waleed Rasool, Mustafa Ahmed Mir, Shahid Kashmiri, Aqib Ali Haidri, Muhammad Javed Chaudhary, Qaiser Ahmed Rather,Waseem Raza, Ishrat Naveed and others were also present on the occasion.
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