It’s high time to hold India accountable for committing war crimes in IOJ&K: Masood

The day is not far off when India will be compelled to quit Kashmir and people will enjoy freedom, says AJK president

​ Our Correspondent May 20, 2020
File photo of AJK President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: ANADOLU AGENCY

MUZAFFARABAD: While appreciating the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation's (OIC) Independent Permanent Human Rights Commission (IPHRC) for condemning the Indian attempts of changing demography of Occupied Kashmir, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan said that India has been spurning the UN and the OIC resolutions on Kashmir since long.

“Now it is the high time for the international community particularly the Muslim world to revisit its diplomatic and economic relations with India and hold it accountable for committing heinous crimes against humanity in the occupied territory,” he added.

India draws OIC's ire over its new Kashmir domicile law

Commenting on the IPHRC statement in which the OIC body squarely rejects the Indian government’s illegal actions to alter the demographic status of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) as a violation of OIC and UN Security Council Resolutions and international human rights/humanitarian laws, President Masood said that a message must be conveyed to the Modi government that inhuman treatment to the Kashmiri people and the Indian Muslims will no longer be tolerated.

He said that the OIC by rejecting the domicile laws in IOJ&K represented the real sentiments of the people of Jammu and Kashmir. "Kashmiris expect concrete steps from the collective platform of 57 Muslim nations."

The Modi-led BJP government, he said, had come up with a systematic plan to carry forward the Hindutva doctrine and to change the demography of the disputed territory, and the motive behind it is very clear.

"Under the garb of new domicile laws, the Indian rulers want to settle non-state subjects in Occupied Kashmir and to turn the Muslim majority into a minority to accomplish their nefarious agenda," he said, adding, "Kashmiri people are determined not to let the Indian sordid plans succeed."

Pakistan rejects India's new Kashmir domicile law

President Masood said that taking advantage of the focus of whole world on combating Covid-19 pandemic, India is attempting to perpetuate its illegitimate and unlawful occupation of Kashmir through the ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri people and change of laws. "The Kashmiri youth are being declared militants and killed in fake encounters."

He also condemned killing the top commander of freedom fighter, Junaid Sehrai, and his associate. "Junaid was martyred by the Indian occupation army, along with his associate, Tariq Ahmed, during a so-called cordon and search operation in Nawakadal area of Srinagar on Tuesday. The troops also destroyed at least 17 houses and looted everything including cash and jewellery during the operation."

Paying homage to Junaid Sehrai and his colleague, the AJK president said that their blood will not go in vain. "By virtue of the great sacrifices of the Kashmiri people, the Kashmir issue has become a global issue now, and the day is not far off when India will be compelled to quit Kashmir and the Kashmiri people will enjoy freedom."


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