Muzaffarabad, January 26 (KMS): The Prime Minister of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan, has said that Kashmiris have sacrificed their three generations to achieve their cherished goal of freedom from India’s illegal occupation.
The AJK Prime Minister in a statement issued in Muzaffarabad, today, said the people of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir have been observing the so-called Republic Day of India as Black Day for the last several decades with a view of telling the world that the Indian occupation of their motherland was not acceptable to them.
Sardar Tanvir Ilyas Khan stressed the need for resolving the lingering Kashmir dispute peacefully in line with the aspirations of the Kashmiri people. He said that the international community should come forward to help the Kashmiris determine their future on the universally accepted principle of the right to self-determination.
The AJK Prime Minister said India claims to be a democratic country but Modi has turned it into a fascist state where minorities are being ruthlessly attacked and persecuted. He said that India had backtracked from commitments it had made vis-à-vis holding of a plebiscite to allow the Kashmiris to decide their political future by themselves.
Terming Kashmir as an international dispute, he said Kashmir has never been a part of India.
“Kashmiris consider themselves as Pakistanis,” he said, adding that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting a war for the completion of Pakistan.