India’s occupation of Kashmir a question mark for world conscience: Speakers

Islamabad, August 18 (KMS): Speakers at a seminar have said that Kashmiris living all over the world observe India’s Independence Day as a black day and India’s forceful and illegal occupation of Kashmir is a question mark for the conscience of the whole world.

The webinar was organized by Friends of Kashmir International.

Addressing the webinar, the speakers, including Ghazala Habib, Chairperson of Friends of Kashmir, Lord Qurban Hussain, Lord Wajid Khan from UK, Shadow Minister of UK Dr Afazal Khan, former Member of Parliament, Shafiq Mehmood from UK, Mushaal Mallick, former Information minister Nisar Memon, Turgai Everan from Turkey, Ali Raza Syed from Belgium, Mirza Asif Jaral and Zahid Hashmi from France, Zafar Qureshi from Muzaffarabad, Mir Ghulam Mustafa from UK, Farrukh Owais Chaudhary from Mirpur, Azad Kashmir, Iftikhar Gilani, a senior journalist from New Delhi, Tahir Khawaja from America and Abdul Hameed Lone, Vice Chairman of Friends of Kashmir International from Islamabad, condemned Indian aggression and brutalities.

They lamented that the entire valley had become a human prison where Kashmiris were not even given basic human rights. All the Hurriyat leaders of Kashmir are imprisoned in far-flung jails of India and are facing worse conditions without medical facilities.

They said, Kashmiris are insecure in their homes due to draconian laws as Indian forces can kill any Kashmiri whenever and wherever they want. They take them under the pretext of so-called search operation and kill them, they added.

The speakers pointed out the demographic changes taking place in the occupied territory and emphasized that an aggressive diplomatic strategy must be adopted to stop India’s insidious tactics and approach the International Court of Justice. They also demanded economic sanctions against India for the worst human rights violations in IIOJK.

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