Imam for continuing diplomatic, moral support to people of IIOJK


ISLAMABAD, Aug 15 (DNA): Minister for National Food Security and
Research Fakhar Imam on Sunday reiterated the government’s firm
commitment to continue its moral and diplomatic support for the people
of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) for their just
right of self-determination.

While, addressing an event held here to mark India’s independence day as
black day, which was organized by Friends of Kashmir International, Imam
said on Janury, 1 1948 then Indian Prime Minister Pundit Jawaharlal
Nehru himself taken the matter in United Nations General Assembly and
pledged for settling the issue as according the aspiration of the people
of Kashmir.

He said the United Nations Security Council had passed about 17
resolution in which it termed Jammu and Kashmir as an disputed territory
and said that the people of Kashmir would be provided the right to
decide their fate, adding that since 1987 about 95,000 Kashmari’s were
martyred by Indian occupied forces to suppress their voice for the right
of self-determination.

The minister said that shaheed Burhan Wani infused a new spirit in the
Kashmir freedom movement by persuading the young generation of Jammu &
Kashmir to take to the street agitation in nook and corner of the
occupied valley to get the homeland free from forced and illegal Indian

Fakhar said the supreme sacrifices of the lives by the Kashmiri martyrs
would not be allowed to go in vain, adding that even world largest
deployment of military forces upto 900,000 on 8 million unarmed and
innocent civilian population was revealing India’s fascism and hindutva

He said that now world had started the feeling the sensitivity of the
situation and also took notice of gross human rights violations by
Indian occupied forces, adding that recent report of United Nations
Human Rights Council had exposed Indian face and its large claims of a
democratic country.

Imam said that Prime Minister Imran Khan very efficiently raised the
voice of Kashmari people in UN General Assembly and apprised the world
about their point of view, adding that all the political parties and
civil society were with the people of Kashmir in their struggle for
freedom from Indian occupation.

Speaking on the occasion, Chairman Kashmir Institute of International
Relations Altaf Hussain Wani said that Kashmiris across the globe were
observing black day on August 15 to highlight the atrocities carried by
occupied forces in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

He said that Indian government has introduced about 200 new laws after
the abrogation of article 370 and 35A to influence local demography and
depriving the people from their civic rights, besides forcing them host
Indian flag on its independence day.

He said India was now using its religion as tool to influence local
culture by initiating different tours and allocated funds for the
construction of 50,000 Hindu temples in different location.

He informed that India under its new laws was forcing people of Jammu
and Kashmir to host Indian flag on their houses and buildings, adding
that last day the people of IIOJK celebrated Pakistan’s independence day
that was a referendum that Kashmiris did not want to live with India.

Addressing the event Chairperson Friend of Kashmir International Ghazala
Habib thanked people and government of Pakistan for expressing their
moral and diplomatic support for the people of IIJOK in each forum.

She also thanked Minister for National Food Security and Research for
highlighting the Kashmir issue on international forum as Chairman
Kashmir Committee and as minister as well.

She said that people of Kashmir was also greatfull to Prime Minister
Imam Khan as he translated the true emotions of people of Kashmir and
urged the government for establishing special Kashmir desk in all
embassies to highlight the issues of Kashmir and to tackle with Indian

She also asked for taking on board all the relevant stakeholders to
highlight the gross human rights violations more effectively across the
world and expose Indian Prime Minister fascist ideology.