India acquiring more lethal arms to kill Kashmiris: AJK president

Wars may be fought with weapons and machines but are won by men, says Sardar Masood


Our Correspondent October 02, 2020
Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: TWITTER/@Masood__Khan

ISLAMABAD:

While expressing his deep concerns over reports of procurement of 1 million multi-mode hand grenades by India’s Defense Ministry, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood said that the war-monger Modi-RSS regime is piling up arms and ammunition to use against defenceless people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Media reports suggest that India’s defence ministry has signed a Rs4 billion contract for procurement of new, 1 million multi-mode hand grenades to further equip the Indian army, a major chunk of which is deployed in the disputed territory.  

During his meeting with the public delegation that called on him at Jammu and Kashmir House in Islamabad on Friday, the AJK president said: “India's armed to the teeth forces” threaten the people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir who are fighting to end the illegal and illegitimate occupation of their land by India.

“BJP-RSS leaders have intensified chauvinistic rhetoric to paint the image of Modi as a true leader of the Hindu community, who is capable of leading the armed forces successfully against Muslim within India and against Pakistan,” Masood said.

“India is stockpiling the war arsenal of all kinds to kill people of Kashmir and Pakistan, but our message to fanatic Hindu leadership is clear and loud that wars may be fought with weapons and machines, but they are won by men imbibed with spirit and determination, and by the grace of Allah, Pakistanis and the Kashmiris will emerge victorious in the war because of their courage and determination.”

India, he added, is habitual of spoiling regional peace through its hegemonic attitude towards its neighbouring countries. The AJK president asked the regional countries to challenge New Delhi’s bullying behaviour.

He further said that India is committing war crimes in IIOJK by transforming its demography, carrying out genocide, ethnic cleansing and barefacedly violating human rights in Occupied Kashmir but unfortunately the world powers have turned a blind eye towards these crimes.

Paying tribute to the people of IIOJK, who are braving Indian atrocities and barbarities, Masood said that the struggle waged by oppressed Kashmiris is destined to succeed.

He went on to say that repression of Indian occupying forces can never compel Kashmiris to abandon their struggle for attaining their right to self-determination as promised to them by the world community in UNSC resolutions.

He also paid tribute to the people of Kargil and Ladakh for rejecting India’s move to separate them from the rest of Jammu and Kashmir and making their stance clear to Delhi.

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