Pakistan to always stand by their Kashmiri brethren: President August 05, 2020
ISLAMABAD- President Arif Alvi has emphatically stated that Pakistan will always stand by their Kashmiri brethren and will not leave alone in their just struggle for their right to self-determination.
Speaking in the Senate today (Wednesday), he said that Pakistan has always waged a peaceful struggle for resolution of the outstanding dispute and will continue to do so in future as well. He said the new map released by the government yesterday is actually based on reality.
The President lamented that a new wave of oppression and atrocities have been unleashed in Indian Illegal Occupied Jammu and Kashmir after the illegal steps of 5th August 2019. He said the valley had been turned into a prison.
He said the Kashmiri people have been facing brutalities over the last many decades but these intensified over the last one year.
He said extra judicial killings have increased in the Occupied valley while the Kashmiri leadership have illegal been detained. He said that 13000 Kashmiri youth have also been arrested over the last one year. Other crimes that have been committed against the Kashmiri people include communication black out and stopping medical supplies as well as the access of humanitarian agencies to the territory.
He said the military siege has rendered hundreds of thousands Kashmiri youth jobless and inflicted loss of billions of dollars to their economy.
The President said that the illegal action of last year were immoral and contrary to international laws including Geneva Convention. He said India scrapped the special status of occupied territory to change its demography of Kashmir. He said the fascist Hindutva policy is visible in Indian Illegal Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.