‘Muslim Ummah unity needed to rid Kashmiris, Palestinians of miseries’

Sardar Masood Khan makes the remarks while meeting a 14-member delegation of Saudi ulema and religious scholars


Our Correspondent ​ December 24, 2019
AJK president laments on how the disputed valley is undergoing the darkest period of their history. PHOTO: EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has urged for the need of intra-Muslim unity to get Kashmiris and Palestinians rid of the oppression of aliens.

"The Muslim Ummah is like a human body. The pain endured by our Kashmiri and Palestinian brothers is felt by the entire Ummah," he said while addressing a 14-member delegation of Saudi ulema and religious scholars on Tuesday.

"Our brother and sisters in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK) have been facing agonies which have no precedence in the history," the AJK president added.

Highlight the decades-long atrocities of India and Israel, he said: “They have been detained in their own homes and deprived of basic amenities of life as well as essential commodities to survive."

President Masood went on to say that the disputed valley of Kashmir has been turned into an open prison where the worst torture is being perpetrated against the innocent people and the youth are being injured, rendered disabled and blind for demanding their rights.

While lamenting on the plight of Kashmiris, he said that the disputed valley is undergoing the "darkest period of history".

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“The Modi-led government has planned to implement sordid black laws to displace Kashmiri people leaving behind their home and hearth so as to settle Indian Hindus on the lands and houses after the eviction of Kashmiris.”

The AJK president said citizens across India have risen up against the new citizenship law recently introduced by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, and "now the slogans of 'we want freedom' are rising in every nook and cranny of the country".

While requesting the Saudi delegation for special prayers for the liberation of Kashmir, he also appreciated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia particularly for its generous support for the rehabilitation of the people affected in 2005 earthquake as well as providing financial assistance for the construction of modern campus of Azad Jammu and Kashmir University (AJKU) with all-out facilities.

The delegation comprised of Naif Bin Hassan Bin Hussaini, Haji Imdad and Walid Panhor among other religious scholars.

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