Modi’s blunder will lead to Kashmir liberation: Imran
Urges world to ensure rights of Kashmiris, avert risks to global peace
Addressing the special session of Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly on the occasion of Kashmir Solidarity Day on Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that it was his belief that Kashmir will now be liberated soon due to the annexation plan implemented by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the occupied territory.
Imran Khan maintained that Modi had committed a blunder on August 5 and he could not step back from it now, he said, adding that his entire campaign was based on anti-Pakistan rhetoric and was bent upon implementing his extremist RSS mindset after coming into power.
“I raised the Kashmir issue at every international forum and exposed the RSS-agenda followed by the incumbent Indian government,” he said and added he raised the issue with Donald Trump thrice as repeating it once would not matter due to the business interests between the two states.
He said that the citizenship bill has targeted all Indian minorities and the RSS goons are now operating as Hitler in the country. “The true face of India is now stand exposed before the international community and they also realized that a movement has begun from within the state against such policies,” he said.
Imran said history has proved that Hindutva-ideology has led to mass killings in the past. “The world has started to understand our narrative on the issue as policies based on hatred will always bring destruction and bloodbath.”
Earlier in his Kashmir Day message, Imran Khan once again urged the international community to play its role in ensuring respect for the fundamental human rights and freedoms of the Kashmiri people, and avert grave risks to global peace and security posed by India’s belligerent rhetoric and aggressive actions.
“We express our unshakable solidarity with the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and assure that Pakistan will always stand shoulder-to-shoulder with them,” the prime minister said in his message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day being observed on Wednesday.
He said Pakistan would continue its full moral, political and diplomatic support until the Kashmiris realized their legitimate right to self-determination in accordance with the United Nations Charter and the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.
The prime minister said Pakistan demanded immediate lifting of the military siege and communications blackout as well as rescinding of India’s illegal and unilateral actions. All those illegally arrested and incarcerated should be released and the draconian laws enabling impunity to Indian occupation forces be immediately repealed, he said.
The prime minister further demanded that the international human rights and humanitarian organizations, as well as international media, should be allowed access to evaluate the human rights situation in the occupied territory. He said today, they observed the Kashmir Solidarity Day to reaffirm their unflinching support for the Kashmiri brothers and sisters, who had been subjected to an inhuman lockdown and communications blockade for six months now.
“The unprecedented length of these restrictions has fully exposed the ‘fiction’ of India’s democracy and its scant regard for basic human norms. The Kashmiris, the Muslim Ummah, Pakistan and the international community have rejected India’s travesty of law and justice,” PM Office Media Wing in a press release quoted the PM as saying.
The prime minister said India had turned 8 million Kashmiris into prisoners in their own land through the deployment of over 900,000 occupation troops. “History has few precedents of such suffocation and violation of the fundamental rights at this scale. Tens of thousands of innocent people have been arbitrarily detained, and thousands of young boys abducted and incarcerated at undisclosed locations. This is a true manifestation of Indian state-terrorism,” he added.
The prime minister further noted that the international community, major human rights organizations and the international media had been unanimous in their condemnation of India’s unacceptable actions. “India stands before the world, exposed as a majoritarian and authoritarian polity, trampling upon the basic rights and freedoms of the Kashmiri people,” he added.
President Arif Alvi reiterated Pakistan’s continued political, moral and diplomatic support for the people of occupied Kashmir.
President Alvi said India’s illegal annexation of the occupied region directly contravened the relevant United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolutions. He further stated that India continued to victimise the innocent Muslims by denying them their right to self-determination.
Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi also demanded that the international community do more in order to support the oppressed people of Kashmir. He urged India to allow the United Nations Fact-Finding Mission access to the region, in order to ascertain the reports of the gross human rights violation, despite India’s biased reporting.
“Each additional second on the lockdown clock a burden on the world’s collective conscience,” the foreign minister said.