Masarrat Aalam Butt hails Arundhati Roy’s impartial narrative on Kashmir

Srinagar, February 14 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the All Parties Hurriyat Conference Chairman, Masarrat Aalam Butt has welcomed the impartial narrative, adopted by the world famous Indian author and intellectual, Arundhati Roy, regarding the indigenous and legitimate demand for right to self determination in Jammu and Kashmir.

Masarrat Aalam Butt, in a message from India’s infamous Tihar jail in New Delhi where he is illegally detained, said it is an opportune time for international community, human rights organisations, civil society bodies and above all the United Nations to block the looming Hindutva fascism and imperialism fostered by India causing a grave nuclear threat to the world peace and prosperity.

It is worth mentioning here that Arundhati Roy while speaking about Kashmir in her recent interview with Karen Thapar said, “Why should they want to be a part of India? For what earthly reason? If freedom is what they want, freedom is what they should have.” She also said, “Kashmir may not defeat India, but it will consume India” and added that the way India’s values, principles, constitutional commitments are being undermined by its behaviour in Kashmir will eventually corrode and consume India itself.”

The incarcerated APHC leader referring to the interview given by Arundhati Roy said that she has exposed the ruthless genocide, trampling of the fundamental rights, freedom of expression and liberal journalism, religious freedom, arbitrary arrests and invoking of draconian laws.

The APHC chairman denounced the heavy deployment of Indian troops to terrorize the freedom-loving people of Kashmir and tarnish the civilized concept of rule of law. He said that Kashmiris are engaged in a strong resistance movement which cannot be defeated by India.

“The tenacity, valour and zeal and zest against the Indian brutalities displayed by the people of Kashmir to achieve their inalienable right to self determination is a clear message to India to shun stubbornness and a logical appeal to the world conscience to break its silence and facilitate settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the United Nations Security Council resolutions.

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