Islamabad, March 07 (KMS): A delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter led by Convener, Mahmood Ahmed Saghar, today, met with Mushahid Hussain Syed, the Convener of the sub-committee of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir in Islamabad and apprised him about the latest situation in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed on the occasion emphasized the need to highlight at the international level the grave human rights violations and heinous crimes being perpetrated by Indian troops in IIOJK so that the real face of India is exposed. He said the people of Pakistan stand with their Kashmiri brethren and Pakistan will continue its political, diplomatic and moral support to the Kashmiris’ just struggle for right to self-determination.
Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said India has stepped up its attempts to change the demographic composition of IIOJK and has issued about 45 lac domiciles to settle the Indian Hindus in the territory. He said that India is selling the land of Kashmiris to non-Kashmiris. He said these actions are a clear violation of international laws including the UN Security Council resolutions and the 4th Geneva Convention. He said that India is involved in the genocide of Muslims and according to Genocide Watch, occupied Jammu and Kashmir is on the verge of genocide. He expressed regret that the resolutions passed by the United Nations Security Council regarding Kashmir several decades ago have not been implemented yet.
Senator Mushahid Hussain urged the international community to hold India accountable for its crimes in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and to play its role in the settlement of the Kashmir dispute in accordance with the UN resolutions.
Hurriyat leaders said IIOJK has been held hostage by 9 lac Indian troops and the basic human rights and freedoms of the Kashmiri people have been usurped. They said Kashmiri leadership has been put in jails while extrajudicial killings, arrests and violence against Kashmiri youth have become a routine matter in the territory. They said India is hell bent upon destroying the identity and culture of Kashmiris. However, they maintained that New Delhi will never succeed in suppressing the freedom spirit of the Kashmiri people.
The delegation included Muhammad Farooq Rehmani, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Muhammad Rafiq Dar, Haji Sultan Butt, Syed Ejaz Rehmani, Raja Khadim Hussain, Zahid Safi, Syed Mushtaq, Adeel Mushtaq Wani and Imtiaz Wani.
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