United Nations and OIC should take notice of Indian atrocities: Kashmir seminar

Islamabad: Pakistani and kashmiri leaders unanimously urged the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Amnesty International and other human rights organizations to take notice of the Indian brutalities and put pressure on India to release all illegally detained political leaders, repeal draconian laws, withdraw its forces from Kashmir and lift curbs on movement of the resistance leaders. Through a resolution leaders demanded from government of Pakistan to further highlight the Kashmir dispute and raise the Indian state terrorism at international forums. It was said in seminar titled “Hurdles in settlement of Kashmir dispute and responsibilities of youth” organized by Muttahida Tulba Mahaz for Kashmir Freedom Movement here at local hotel in Islamabad on Saturday. Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq, Foreign Office Spokesman Nafees Zikriya, APHC leader Abdul Hamid Lone, KMS director Sheikh Tajamul ul Islam, Major General (retired) Amjad, Muslim conference head Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan spoke on the occasion.

Leader of the House in Senate Raja Zafar ul Haq Saturday said that India believed that whenever Kashmiris got the right of self determination, they would vote in favour of Pakistan. He said Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had explained the stance of Pakistani government at international forums in clear terms and due to the efforts of incumbent government the Kashmir issue would be solved soon. He was addressing a seminar He said any movement would survive till youth was attached with it as if they step back from it strength of that drive would not carry forward any more. “The spirit of Kashmiris youth is still so high”. The sacrifice of Burhan Muzaffar Wani had not only infused a new spirit in the Kashmir movement but also united the nation on the Kashmir cause, he added.

Foreign Office Spokesperson Nafees Zakaria says Pakistan will continue to support to people of Kashmir in achieving their right to self-determination. Addressing Kashmir Conference in Islamabad on Saturday, he said Indian forces have unleashed a reign of terror against the innocent citizens of Kashmir. He said that freedom struggle launched by Kashmiris could not be suppressed through brutalities and atrocities. The spokesperson said that people of Kashmir are rendering sacrifices on daily basis and are looking towards international community to get justice. He said Indian is trying to change the demographic composition of Kashmir by granting domiciles to non-Kashmiris. Nafees Zakaria said the issue of Kashmir is being highlighted on all regional and international forums since 1947.

Former Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Sardar Attique Ahmed Khan paid tribute to the Kashmiri youth, who were rendering matchless sacrifices during their struggle for freedom. He urged the Kashmiris to keep their morale high and did not get disappointed due to the brutalities of Indian force as they would attain their objective soon.

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