Shehryar Afridi, Kashmiri rights activists to highlight Kashmir dispute in US

New York, September 18 (KMS): The Chairman of Kashmir Committee, Shehryar Afridi and top Kashmiri rights activists Saturday agreed to help highlight Kashmir dispute in the United States.

It was decided in a meeting between Shehryar Afridi and Ambassador Munir Akram, Pakistan’s permanent representative in the United Nations, along with top Kashmiri activists Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai, Secretary General of the Washington-based World Kashmir Awareness Forum, Dr Ghulam Nabi Mir of Ohio University, Dr Imtiaz Khan of George Washington University and others who called on him in the New York.

The meeting expressed the resolve to expand the level of engagement with the US think tanks, academicians, US lawmakers and officials and sensitize them on the Indian genocide plans and demographic changes in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting paid rich tribute to Kashmiri resistance leaders, Syed Ali Gilani Shaheed and Ashraf Khan Sehrai Shaheed and called upon the United Nations to hold an impartial probe into the custodial killing of both Hurriyat leaders.

It also expressed concerns over the Indian plans to eliminate the entire Kashmiri leaders languishing in Indian jails and called for their immediate shifting to the jails in Jammu and Kashmir.

The meeting held a special prayer for the solace of departed souls of Syed Ali Gilani Shaheed and Ashraf Khan Sehrai Shaheed and vowed their commitment to carry forward their mission and expose the Indian evil plans against the people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

Shehryar Afridi said, the Pakistani nation stands firm with the Kashmiri people in their just struggle.

The human rights violations and the organized war crimes committed by the Modi-led Indian regime in the occupied territory have been brought to light at different forums,” said Afridi.

He said that the humanity calls out to the world conscience and the world must intervene to bring justice and peace to the Kashmiris who are being systematically killed by the Indian occupational regime.

Afridi called upon the people from academia and think tanks to visit Kahsmir and conduct impartial research on the Indian genocide and war crimes against the freedom loving people of Kashmir. He further said that the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir will open up avenues for different US think tanks and philanthropists who wish to publicize the facts about Jammu and Kashmir.

“It is high time that facts about the Indian war crimes against the oppressed people of Kashmir be highlighted to the movers and shakers of the world so as this misery and agony faced by the Kashmiri people could be brought to an end,” he concluded.