President urges global community to help stop carnage in IJOK

Staff Reporter

ISLAMABAD: The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has urged the members of UK Parliament and supporters of Kashmir cause across the globe to help break the silence of influential governments including the UK government on the callous atrocities being committed against the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK) “Our friends and well-wishers must activate governments whose uncanny silence in the face of damning evidence is responsible for the perpetuation of the suffering of the people of the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir,” the President said while addressing an international virtual conference on “Dual Lockdown in Kashmir and the Global Response” Organized by Tehrike Kashmir UK Chief Raja Faheem Kayani, the conference was also addressed by MPs from the Conservative Party, Labour Party and the Scottish National Party, including Rebecca Long-Bailey, Mike Wood, Chris Stephens, Lilian Greenwood MP, Kate Green, Tracy Barbin, Muhammad Yasin, Sarah Owen, Hilary Benn, Khalid Mahmood, Rachel Hopkins, Afzal Khan, Paul Bristow, while written statements were given by Jack Dromey MP, Jim McMohan MP Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP. Former Portuguese Presidential candidate Polo Moris, Director Kuwait Bar Association, former Bahrain MP Jamal Bosan, member Kuwait Bar Association Dalal Al-Hajmi, spokesman of World Sikh Parliament Ranjit Singh, Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement Altaf Ahmed But, JKLF spokesman Mohammad Rafiq Dar, President Tehrike Kashmir Scotland Hanif Raja, and others also spoke in the event. Addressing as Chief Guest of the event, Sardar Masood Khan said that ten-month i.e. 300 days have elapsed since the Indian government besieged Jammu and Kashmir and another lockdown was enforced because of coronavirus. He stressed that the Modi regime considering Kashmiri people as their enemies has denied even supply of masks, sanitizers and Personal Protection Equipment (PPEs) to the doctors and paramedics in order to contain the pandemic in the occupied territory. He expressed his apprehension that IOK could become a new hotspot of coronavirus. “The extremist Modi regime under its agenda based on Hindutva fascism is settling Hindu fanatics and RSS hooligans in occupied Kashmir to deprive the Kashmiri people of their citizenship, jobs and lands under the garb of new black domicile law, the President said. “The Kashmiri youth are being targeted, women are raped, and the innocent people are being killed or blinded through pellet guns in a systematic manner,” he added. The AJK president said that around one million Indian occupation troops kill the Kashmiri people whose dead bodies were not hand over to their families fearing that mass funeral processions will capture the world attention. Sardar Masood Khan said that it is high time that the international community pay attention to Kashmir and find a peaceful solution to the conflict; otherwise, a war between Pakistan and India will engulf not only the region but the whole world. Khan regretted that the UN Secretary-General António Guterres is not fulfilling his obligations, and is issuing ambiguous statements on Kashmir though the world body had already recognized the right of self-determination of the Kashmiri people.