Srinagar, September 14 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference has welcomed the dossier issued by the Government of Pakistan on the massive atrocities committed by Indian troops against unarmed Kashmiris in the territory.
APHC Assistant General Secretary Khawaja Firdous in a statement issued in Srinagar that Pakistan has always exposed war crimes, human rights violations, fake encounters and rape of women being used as a war tool by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir.
The APHC leader said that the dossier has testified Pakistan’s commitment to the Kashmir cause and political right of the Kashmiri people. He also welcomed the appeal by the Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi to the United Nations and the international community calling for an increase pressure on India to give the UN Human Rights Council access to the occupied territory for an independent inquiry into human rights violations by Indian forces in occupied Kashmir.
Khawaja Firdous said that the Indian soldiers, under the black laws in force in the occupied territory, have been given a free hand to massacre the unarmed Kashmiris and they are spilling innocent blood for perks and privileges in Kashmir. He deplored that the international community is playing the role of a silent spectator to the Indian brutalities in IIOJK.
The APHC leader said that despite all the Indian atrocities, the Kashmiri people were determined to carry forward the mission of the Kashmiri martyrs to its logical conclusion at all costs. He said that Hurriyat Conference would not allow anyone to play with the sacrifices of the martyrs. He also denounced restrictions on freedom of the press in occupied Kashmir saying that if any journalist files a report about the latest situation in Jammu and Kashmir, an immediate action is taken against him by the Modi regime.
Khawaja Firdous said that Kashmir is a long standing dispute and Pakistan has always tried to find its peaceful solution while India has illegally occupied the territory and wants to continue its illegal hold by force. He cautioned that unless the Kashmir dispute is resolved in accordance with the relevant UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, lasting peace could not be established in South Asia.
Meanwhile, APHC-AJK leader, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, in an interview in Islamabad, today, welcomed Pakistan’s dossier on war crimes and grave human rights violations by India in IIOJK. He said the dossier has exposed the brutal Indian state terrorism in the occupied territory. He said Indian troops are killing innocent youth in IIOJK while Hurriyat leaders have been illegally detained in jails in fake cases registered against them.
Sheikh Abdul Mateen thanked Pakistan for its continued moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmir cause and said that the Kashmiri people have a strong affiliation with Pakistan and over 800,000 Indian troops have failed to erase this affiliation. He said that Kashmiri people have made unparalleled sacrifices for freedom from Indian illegal occupation and they would continue their struggle for securing their right to self-determination despite Indian state terrorism. He urged the international bodies including the United Nations to play their due role in granting this right to the people of Jammu and Kashmir.