India has no right to celebrate Republic Day in IOK: Gilani
ISLAMABAD: The Chairman of All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC), Syed Ali Gilani has said that India has no right to celebrate its Republic Day in Kashmir as it has illegally occupied the territory through its military might.
According to Kashmir Media Service (KMS) , Syed Ali Gilani in a statement issued in Srinagar said India claims to be a large democracy in the world but virtually stands exposed in Kashmir where it has been trampling all basic and fundamental rights for last over seven decades.
He said the very existence of this kind of ruthless state-craft has resulted in gross violations of human rights in every nook and corner of Kashmir.
People are left at the mercy of occupational military regime, which kills common people in custody. He said bullets and pellets are showered on the peaceful protesters have become a routine matter in the territory. This, he said, has left thousands of Kashmiris maimed, disabled, blind and half dead.
We have no animosity with India or its people and they have every right to celebrate their Republic Day within its states, but despite their rhetoric about democracy they have no moral and legal right to celebrate it in the internationally recognized disputed territory of Jammu and Kashmir.
He asked the school going children, their parents and teachers to stay away from all the celebrations with regard to the Indian Republic Day.