Bristol: President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Sardar Masood Khan called upon the world community to come forward and put pressure on Indian government to end the siege of Occupied Kashmir . He was addressing at reception organized by Pakistani Association of Bristol (PAB) and Bristol Kashmir Foundation (BKF) here in Bristol Community Hall on Saturday.
President Khan said United Kingdom (UK) must play leadership role to resolve Jammu and Kashmir. He further said that it is the responsibility of UK to come forward for a human cause, and play its leadership role in peaceful settlement of Kashmir dispute. “Kashmir is neither India’s internal matter nor a bilateral issue between Pakistan and India,” he said and added that if Kashmir had been the internal matter of India, it would never have been discussed in London, New York, Washington and Brussels today”.
Chairman Jammu and Kashmir Salvation Movement (JKSM) Altaf Ahmad Bhat said that since August till now people in are almost in civil disobedience and in such an environment how India can claim that Kashmir is its integral part. “Schools and business centers are shut while telephone and internet is not working. What India wants to hide and this is the question that world must get answer from India, Bhat added.
On the occasion Chairman Public Accounts Committee AJK Abdur Rashid Turabi said that the people Kashmir are not ready to compromise on right of self-determination, he said now it is the duty of international community to come forward and help Kashmiris for getting their basic rights which have been snatched by Indian government since long.
President Tehreek-e-Kashmir TeK UK Raja Fahim Kayani said that the fire India ignited in IOJK&L while abrogating special status of Kashmir could not controlled by Modi saying world is now listening to Kashmiris and the day will come when whole Jammu and Kashmir will get freedom from Indian slavery.
The Mayor of Bristol Tom Aditiya , Councillor Tim Boss , Chairman PAB, Chairman BKF, Raja Skindar Khan and local councillors also spoke on the occasion and extended their support for the Kashmiris rights struggle.