AJK president slams use of force on Kashmiri protesters after Naikoo's martyrdom

New Delhi fears that these demonstrations can become a well organised anti-India campaign, says Masood Khan


​ Our Correspondent May 09, 2020
AJK President Sardar Masood Khan says Indian Army was indiscriminately using power against the citizens. PHOTO: AFP/FILE

MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has strongly condemned the random use of force by the Indian occupation forces against the peaceful Kashmiri protesters following the martyrdom of freedom fighter commander Riaz Naikoo in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K).

"The Indian forces killed one youth and injured more than 50 peaceful protesters in a bid to prevent them from holding demonstration after killing of a top freedom fighter,” Masood said on Saturday.

While expressing grave concern over growing tension between the Indian Army and the resisting youth, he said that the occupation army was indiscriminately using power against the citizens holding peaceful demonstrations in the streets because of the fears that these demonstrations can become a well organised anti-India campaign and may culminate in finishing India's illegal occupation of Kashmir.

"Even on the fourth day of the martyrdom of Naikoo, the Indian Army has imposed a strict curfew to prevent the youth from coming out of their homes," he added.

Prepare for what BJP-RSS regime plans to do in future, AJK president tells Kashmiris

Meanwhile, in an interview, the AJK president said the situation in Occupied Kashmir has been very serious, and the region is undergoing the darkest period of its history.

He said that the worst situation which we have been talking about, have erupted in the held territory with the start of genocide there.

"The BJP-RSS regime is killing defenceless and innocent people in the occupied valley. They are being slaughtered, and the youth are being rendered disabled and blind," he said adding that the worst kind of torture is being perpetrated against political prisoners, and at the same time, it is being claimed that "normalcy" is returning to Kashmir.

Sardar Masood Khan said that the imposition of new domicile laws in IOJ&K is naked violation of the UN resolutions, but regrettably, the United Nations, the UN Security Council, Human Rights Council and the International Committee of the Red Cross have adopted a mysterious silence over it. Only OIC has condemned the aggressive actions of India, he added.

The AJK president stressed that we will have to evolve a comprehensive strategy to counter India, and presented his six points for this purpose.

'India wants to remove Kashmir from global agenda'

Explaining his points for Kashmir, Sardar Masood Khan called upon the people of AJK and Pakistan to maintain unity in their ranks, do not speak in different conflicting voices.

"Go back to the international community and multilateral forums to reinvigorate the Kashmir cause from being eclipses behind other issues, leverage strength of the diaspora, use all tools communication and resources to disseminate narrative, make yourself strong economically, diplomatically, and strategically and engage with advocates of Kashmiri rights in India and elsewhere in the world", he further added.

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