Speakers deplore world’s silence on Indian brutalities in IIOJK

Islamabad, August 05 (KMS): An international webinar was organized by Sada-e-Rus in Moscow on the intensity of Indian atrocities on innocent Kashmiris and the silence of the world community after the illegal action of Modi’s Hindutva government on Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir on August 5, 2019.

Defence analyst and former defence secretary Lt. Gen. Naeem Khalid Lodhi, Chairman of Kashmir Council Europe, Ali Raza Syed, Turkish human rights activist, Turge Avern and others participated in the webinar while Russia-based Pakistani journalist Ishtiaq was host of the webinar.

Addressing the function, Ali Raza Syed said, “Now we have to work consistently for a sustainable solution to the Kashmir dispute and we will have to raise the Kashmir dispute more constantly after August 5, 2019 because continued struggle is the guarantee of our success.” He said the struggle of Kashmiris to achieve their right to self-determination will be successful one day. He also called for the release of Kashmiri detainees.

Salman Khan, who participated in the webinar from South Africa, thanked Ishtiaq Hamdani, the chief editor of Sada-e-Rus, for his special effort for the Kashmir cause. He said that every action in the world has a reaction, the way Modi tried to annex Kashmir illegally in 2019, it has brought a new passion and desire among the Kashmiris to get freedom. He said that after the martyrdom of Burhan Wani in 2016, the struggle for the freedom of Kashmir got further impetus.

Turkish human rights activist, Turge Avern, said India has been killing innocent people in the occupied territory for the past several decades, while three years ago, the Modi government repealed the special status of Kashmir and since then there has been a rapid increase in the atrocities being committed on innocent Kashmiris.

Syed Ishtiaq Hamdani, the host of the conference, said since August 2019, Kashmiris are forced to live under continued Indian military siege and oppression. He said by imposing an undeclared war on Kashmiris, India has turned the territory into the world’s largest military camp.

Arooj Raza of BBC World said many people today believe that the Kashmir dispute cannot be resolved through diplomacy because too much time has passed, and war is the last solution. She said, “Now we have to fight this war with the power of social media and make people aware of the reality of the Kashmir issue.”

Former Vice President of National Press Club, Islamabad, Dr Sadia Kamal, PTV senior anchorperson Yasir Rehman, legal expert Ateeq-ur-Rasool Advocate and others also addressed the webinar.

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