World has realized Kashmir dispute can no longer be ignored: AJK President

Mirpur, June 23 (KMS): The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry has said it is heartening to note that the international community is now ready to listen to the Kashmiris.

According to Kashmir Media Service, Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry said this while talking to journalists in Mirpur. The president, while referring to the changing world scenario, said the global community now wants to hear the position of Kashmiris.

The president, who concluded his 12-day visit to UK, Ireland and Brussels recently, stated that the world was gradually realizing the fact that the situation in the Indian occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir can no longer be ignored

Referring to his meetings with British, EU and Irish parliamentarians, the president said, “During my visit, I met parliamentarians, representatives of think tanks and other dignitaries including the Chairperson of the European Parliament on Human Rights, members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the European Parliament and briefed them on the current situation in IIOJK and the ongoing human rights violations being committed by India troops in the restive region”.

The president said he also raised the issue of unjust sentencing of JKLF Chairman, Muhammad Yasin Malik. “I formed a 9-member Defense Committee of well-reputed legal experts in the UK, which will take legal action to secure early release of Yasin Malik”.

Barrister Sultan said, “After changing the special status of occupied Kashmir on August 5, 2019, India is now hatching conspiracies to take hold on the territory and grab it completely”.

The redrawing of political maps is yet another conspiracy to minimize political representation of Kashmiris and bringing a Hindu Chief Minister in the state, he said.

Given the worsening situation in IIOJK, the president said that it was high time that the international community should play its due role to end human rights violations in Kashmir and stop the Indian government from using lawless laws to crush democratic dissent and silence legitimate political voices in the territory.

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