Islamabad: President of Pakistan Dr Arif Alvi on Monday strongly rejected the Indian Supreme Court’s (ISC) decision to uphold the revocation of the special status of Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).
The President expressed dismay over the decision, saying the Indian judiciary had succumbed to the fascist Hindutva ideology giving decisions suited to the Indian government.
He added that such decisions could not legitimize the occupation of Jammu and Kashmir by India as the Jammu and Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute that remained on the agenda of the UN Security Council for over seven decades.
Condemning the decision, the President said that it was unfortunate that Indian courts had a history of giving decisions against Muslims as in the cases of Babri Masjid, Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad Mecca Masjid blast and Naroda Gam massacre during the 2002 Gujarat riots etc. He added that the verdict of the ISC could not change the status of IIOJK.
He said the judgement would further strengthen the resolve of the people of the occupied territory in their just struggle against Indian illegal occupation and urged the international community to make India fulfill the pledges made by her to the Kashmiri people in the past.
The President reiterated that the entire Pakistani nation was committed to continue its moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiri brethren till the achievement of their right to self-determination in accordance with the UN Security Council resolutions.