Islamabad, October 27 (KMS): President Dr Arif Alvi and Prime Minister Imran Khan have reassured Pakistan’s continued support to the Kashmiris’ just struggle for their inalienable right of self-determination.
In their separate messages on the occasion of Kashmir Black Day today, they called upon international community to take practical steps to hold India accountable for its gross and systematic human rights violations in the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The President, in his message, said peaceful resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, in accordance with the relevant UN Security Council resolutions and wishes of Kashmiri people, is the only way to ensure peace in the region.
President Dr Arif Alvi said contrary to Indian claims, Jammu and Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute that had been on the agenda of the UN Security Council for over seven decades.
He said Pakistan called upon the international community to take practical steps to hold India accountable for its gross and systematic human rights violations in IIOJK.
He said 74 years ago on 27th October 1947, India deployed troops to Srinagar in an unlawful intervention and illegally occupied Jammu & Kashmir.
“The reign of terror and oppression that started on that day continues unabated,” he said.
President Alvi said successive Indian governments during the course of seven decades had subjected the people of Kashmir to worst forms of state-terrorism.
“The fascist regime of BJP, under the Hindutva ideology, has started persecuting Muslims and other minority communities,” he said.
Moreover, he said, India took illegal and unilateral actions on August 5, 2019 to deprive the Kashmiri people of their economic, political and land rights and change the demography of the IIOJK.
“Pakistan would not accept these illegal actions as they are in clear violation of several UNSC resolutions and the international law,” he said.
The president said India’s use of state-terrorism against Kashmiris including extra-judicial killings, fake encounters, cordon-and-search operations, custodial torture, enforced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leadership, use of pellet guns, and destruction of houses had not succeeded in breaking the will of the Kashmiris.
“Kashmiri people remain steadfast and have written with their blood a glorious chapter of commitment, courage and sacrifice in the annals of history,” he said.
He said Pakistan pays tribute to the resilience and the indomitable spirit of the brave Kashmiris.
“India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir will definitely come to an end,” he said.
President Alvi said the entire Pakistani nation would continue to stand with our Kashmiri brothers and sisters in their just struggle for self-determination in accordance with the relevant UNSC resolutions.
The Prime Minister, in his message, said that the illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India was meant to suppress the just aspirations of Kashmiris for determining their future.
He said the world should help secure the right of Kashmiris to determine their own future according to UN Security Council resolutions.
He said, “We stand united in support of the Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination.”
Pakistanis and millions of Kashmiris observe the Kashmir Black Day on October 27 every year to condemn the illegal occupation of the state of Jammu and Kashmir, he added.
He said this day was also to remember the innumerable sacrifices given by Kashmiris while resisting the inhuman occupation of India.
The illegal occupation of India was meant to suppress the just aspirations of Kashmiris for determining their future, he noted.
The prime minister said despite the oppression and cruelty of Indian occupation forces for the last seven decades the Kashmiris were determined to gain freedom. “We salute the courage and determination of Kashmiris including women and children.
Kashmiris are a source of inspiration for the freedom-loving people of the world.” The longstanding dispute of Jammu and Kashmir was on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council since 1948, he added.
The prime minister said after accepting the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council and making promises with the Security Council, Pakistan, the international community and people of Jammu and Kashmir, on August 5, 2019, India unilaterally took action which was a violation and disrespect of international law and was an effort to undermine the Security Council resolutions and aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Unfortunately, in today’s India, the ideology of RSS was prevalent and in its extremist ideology there was no place for Muslims and other minorities, he stressed.
He said the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party was using oppressive methods to suppress the voice of Kashmiris and deny the right to self-determination.
India on August 5, 2019 took unilateral and illegal action and for the last 815 days put Kashmiris under military siege while resorting to media blackout and other restrictions, he explained.
He said fake encounters, rape and severe violations of human rights and extra judicial killings were the unspeakable crimes against the Kashmiris.
Indian government introduced the laws of domicile to make demographic changes in the held Kashmir valley which showed the intention of India to change the ground reality in an internationally recognized dispute, he commented.
The prime minister said in the last two years Pakistan had strongly opposed the illegal measures of India and openly supported the rights of oppressed Kashmiris.
Pakistan raised the issue of Jammu and Kashmir at all the forums including the United Nations, Organization of Islamic Cooperation and during the bilateral meetings with the world leaders.
It was worth mentioning that the dispute of Jammu and Kashmir was considered in the Security Council of the United Nations for the first time in the last 55 years, he pointed out.
He said the Security Council took up the issue of Kashmir three times and rejected the claim based on lies that Kashmir was an internal matter of India.
Today, the United Nations and all international organizations had increased their condemnation of Indian measures regarding Kashmir.
“But this is not enough as a dossier released by Pakistan last month providing irrefutable evidence of inhuman behaviour of India, should be exposed before the world.”
He said it was responsibility of the UN Security Council that it should ensure implementation of its resolutions on Kashmir so that Kashmiris could get their right to self-determination.
The just resolution of dispute of Jammu and Kashmir according to the UN Security Council resolutions and the wishes of the Kashmiri people was imperative for sustainable peace and stability in South Asia, he added.
He, however, said despite the oppression and cruelty of Indian occupation forces for the last seven decades, the Kashmiris are determined to gain freedom from India.