APHC-AJK holds demo in Islamabad against Modi’s address to UNGA

Islamabad, September 25 (KMS): A protest demonstration was held under the auspices of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter outside the United Nations office in Islamabad against the address of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, to the UN General Assembly, today.

APHC-AJK chapter Convener, Muhammad Farooq Rehmani led the protest demonstration.

Hurriyat leaders addressing the protesters opposed the Modi’s address to the august forum of the world and said that India is using brute force on the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to suppress their freedom struggle. They deplored that more than one lakh innocent Kashmiris had been martyred and lakhs were injured by the Indian troops in the territory during the last thirty two years. They said that Indian troops also deprived hundreds of Kashmiri men, women and children of their vision by using pellets on the peaceful protest demonstrators.

The Hurriyat leaders said that thousands of Kashmiris had been arrested under black laws, adding that India had given its troops the licence to kill, arrest and harass innocent people in IIOJK. They said that in the present circumstances, the Indian prime minister had no justification to address the General Assembly. They added that Kashmir is neither India’s integral part nor it is a territorial dispute, rather it is an issue concerning the future of millions of Kashmiris.

The Hurriyat leaders said the main purpose of the Modi’s visit to the US is to divert attention of the world community from the Kashmir dispute and deceive it through his address to the world assembly. They said that amicable settlement of the lingering Kashmir dispute according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people was imperative for permanent peace and prosperity in the region.

At the end, the Hurriyat leaders presented a memorandum addressed to the UN Secretary General containing details of human rights violations by Indian troops in IIOJK.

Meanwhile, a demonstration was also held outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad under the auspices of Friends of Kashmir International against Modi’s address to the UN General Assembly, today.

The Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Movement, Abdul Majeed Malik, Vice Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Pir Panjal Freedom Movement, Qazi Imran and the Convener of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples Association, Khalid Shabbir in a joint statement issued in Islamabad said that the killers of Muslims in Indian Gujarat and the occupied territory, Narendra Modi’s address to the UN General Assembly is an insult to international justice institutions, including the United Nations.