Imran Khan praised for highlighting plight of IIOJK people at UN speech

Pakistan Prime Minister Imran KhanSrinagar, September 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Political Party, Muhammad Yousuf Naqash has said that the Kashmiris are grateful to the Prime Minister of Pakistan for supporting their struggle for right to self-determination in his speech at the UN General Assembly.

Naqash in a statement in Srinagar said that the steps taken at the international level by Prime Minister Imran Khan and his entire team on the Kashmir issue are commendable and are encouraging for Kashmiris.

Expressing the aspirations of Kashmiris, the Prime Minister fulfilled his responsibility as a lawyer, he said and added that Pakistan is our benefactor and it has always supported us in our good and bad times, he said.

The manner in which Imran Khan exposed India’s highhanded tactics to the world in his speech at the UNGC meeting is an example to follow, he added.

During the meeting, Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi presented a dossier to the UN Secretary General with concrete evidence on India’s human rights violations in Kashmir, which is a source of encouragement to the Kashmiris, the Kashmiri leader maintained.

Muhammad Yousuf Naqash made it clear that Kashmir has never been, is and will never be part of India. “The increase in Indian military, paramilitary, BSF, CRPF and other forces in Kashmir on a daily basis is a clear indication that India has weakened its grip on Kashmir, which is why it is interpreting the presence of more than 1.5 million troops as its success,” he said.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL) leaders, Mohammad Hamza and Mohd Akbar while addressing condolence meetings in Srinagar and Sopore also hailed PM Imran Khan for highlighting the Kashmir dispute at the annual session of the UN General Assembly. They said that Jammu and Kashmir is an Internationally-accepted dispute and urged India to give up its adamant stance and find a peaceful and long-lasting solution to the issue.

Jammu and Kashmir Islami Tanzeem-e-Azadi Chairman, Abdul Samad Inqilabi in a statement while praising Imran Khan’s speech urged the United Nationsl to impress upon India to stop bloodshed in Kashmir and pave the way for settlement of the dispute on permanent basis.