Islamabad February 25 (KMS): The President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry, has said that the Kashmir dispute needs to be resolved according to the aspirations of the Kashmiri people.
Barrister Sultan Mahmood Chaudhry while talking to a delegation of Occupied Kashmir Journalists Association (OKJA), an organization of journalists belonging to Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, at Kashmir House in Islamabad, said that on August 5, 2019, India not only abolished the special status of IIOJK but after that 4.5 million non-Kashmiris were issued domiciles of the territory.
He said Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is trying to impose a Hindu chief minister on the occupied territory under the guise of delimitation and is demolishing the houses of Kashmiri people in the name of anti-encroachment campaign. It is evicting them from their lands and depriving them of their properties, he added.
Barrister Sultan Mehmood Chaudhry said during his recent visit to Turkey, United Kingdom, Belgium and America, he informed them about the serious situation in IIOJK in meetings with the members of parliament and government officials there.
He said the public opinion in these countries is smoothing in favor of the Kashmiri people and they are also expressing their concern over the violations of human rights at the hands of the Indian troops deployed in the occupied territory.
He said the Organization of Islamic Cooperation has a firm stand on the Kashmir dispute that the Kashmiri people should be given their right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations resolutions. The OIC Secretary General himself has a personal interest in the solution of the Kashmir dispute, while the United States and Europe also want a peaceful settlement of the lingering dispute, he added.
The AJK President said the Kashmiri people are struggling for securing their birthright to self-determination and India is using Kashmiri women as a weapon of war. “We appreciate the struggle and sacrifices of the Kashmiri people, fighting hard to end the illegal occupation of a usurper.
Barrister Sultan said that he was happy to know that the journalists of IIOJK are working in the mainstream media here and are playing their full role in highlighting the Kashmir dispute.
He assured the OKJA delegation that they will continue to provide them with all possible support.
Habibullah Sheikh, Abdul Aziz Digo, Nayeem-ul-Asad, Arshad Hussain, Latif Dar, Zahoor Ahmed, Muhammad Rafiq Chaudhry, Shaukat Ali and Muhammad Shahbaz were included in the delegation.