AJK president urges global community to declare BJP, RSS terrorist outfits

If both outfits not stopped, peace, security and development would be jeopardised across the world, warns Masood


Our Correspondent September 30, 2020
President Masood says BJP and RSS should be declared international terrorist outfits for promoting fascists thoughts based on hatred and aggression. PHOTO: FILE

ISLAMABAD:

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has stressed that Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) should be declared international terrorist outfits for promoting fascists thoughts based on hatred and aggression.

Speaking as the chief guest at a webinar organised by the Centre for Global and Strategic Studies on Wednesday, he warned that if both the outfits were not stopped from playing the dangerous game, the peace, security and development of the world would be jeopardised.

The AJK president said that introduction of the new domicile certificate in Occupied Kashmir was a sheer violation of the UN resolution 122, and the UN Security Council should refer this law to the International Court of Justice for advice. "Muslims and Hindus have been living in South Asia together for centuries, but the BJP-RSS provocative and hate policies have made it almost impossible for them to continue to live together," he added.

President Masood asserted that the Foreign Office of Pakistan should step forward to muster diplomatic support while the political parties should approach parliaments and civil societies across the globe to gain political support for the Kashmiri people.

"Although international media, civil society, world parliaments and human rights organisations had raised their voice against the Indian actions of August 5 last year, and informal UN Security Council sessions were also held, but these sessions did not prove to be result-oriented, and the world powers having trade interests in India, remained unmoved," he lamented.

Sardar Masood Khan said that the international community will have to impose economic sanctions on India to prevent the carnage of Kashmiri people.

He regretted that India had spurned the proposals of UN Human Rights Commission in 2016 and the subsequent reports to form an inquiry commission to examine the human rights situation in the occupied valley. India did not care about even the reservations expressed by the US Congress about the ill-treatment being meted out to minorities in India, he added.

The issue of human rights violations being perpetrated in Occupied Kashmir, he said, should be raised in the International Criminal Court and lauded the role of migrants in projecting the Kashmir issue in its true perspective at the international level.

The webinar was also addressed among others by Federal Minister for Human Rights Shireen Mazari, Lord Nazir Ahmed, Ahmer Bilal Soofi, Maj Gen Syed Khalid Amir Jaffery and Martia Tarana.

Earlier during his meeting with Secretary-General of Jamiat Ahal Hadith Azad Kashmir, President Masood highly appreciated the role of Ulema in maintaining interfaith harmony in the region, promoting real teachings of Islam based on tolerance and peaceful co-existence.

Describing the religion of Islam as a binding force, the president said around two billion followers of the faith spreading across the globe are one Ummah and their religion binds them together despite the difference of their colour, races and ethnicities. He urged the religious parties and groups to promote interfaith harmony to strengthen the concept of one and united Muslim Ummah.

Masood also called upon the Ulema to play their role in awareness-raising of the atrocities being perpetrated by Indian occupation forces, India’s move to transform demography of IIOJK, genocide and ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims in the occupied territory.

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