Peace in South Asia linked with settlement of Kashmir conflict: Mushtaq Minhas

Staff Reporter

BAGH: Chief organizer PMLN-AJK and Minister for Information, Tourism, Sports and Youth Affairs, Raja Mushtaq Ahmed Minhas has said that, Kashmiris around the world, including in Azad Kashmir, have celebrated India’s Independence Day as a black day, proving that Kashmiris are disgusted with India and will never live with it. In a statement issued here on Saturday, Minhas said that, Modi’s decision of revoking article 370 and 35-A would fire back which would lead Kashmir to independence. Peace in South Asia is linked with settlement of Kashmir conflict, he added. Minister Information said Kashmir is a flashpoint and world should pay heed to it. He paid tribute to APHC leaders including Syed Ali Shah Gillani, Mir Waiz Umar Farooq, Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Asia Andrabi for their heroic struggle for the right to self-determination. He said Kashmir is focus of attention due to the sacrifices of people of Kashmir. Indian forces were targeting the children, youth, women and elderly people with the use of pellet guns. Mushtaq Minhas demanded international community to exert pressure over India to lift the curfew imposed against Kashmiris in the held valley, stop human rights abuses there and give Kashmiris their internationally recognized right to self-determination.