OIC must intervene to stop ethnic cleansing of Kashmiris: AJK president

Indian Occupied Kashmir witnessing worst Islamophobia in the world, says Masood Khan


Our Correspondent November 28, 2020
Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan. PHOTO: FILE

MUZAFFARABAD:

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has called upon the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to intervene to stop ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri people and state terrorism and oppressive settler-colonialism of India.

Speaking as the true representative of the Kashmiri people at the second working session of the 47th OIC Foreign Ministers Council in Niger on Saturday, he said, “Kashmiri people are looking towards 1.8 billion Muslims and 57 Islamic states for help to rescue them from the evil clutches of an aggressor country which is poised to eliminate them en-mass.”

At present, Kashmir is burning and the genocide of Kashmiri people is on the climax as the people demanding freedom and dignity are being massacred, injured, maimed and deprived of their eyesight, he remarked.

The AJK president further said that the Kashmiri people were being illegally arrested in Indian Occupied Kashmir and subjected to the worst torture. The youth were being kidnapped and forcibly disappeared. At present, he maintained, that 20,000 Kashmiri people were languishing in different prisons and detention camps across Indian, facing a grave threat to their lives.

Sardar Masood Khan said that crimes against mankind were being committed on an industrial scale in the length and cranny of the held territory, and the game of death and destructions continues in every street and corner.

He said that India's fascist regime was bringing Indian citizens from all across the country to the held territory, and is unlawfully settling them in order to turn Occupied Kashmir into its colony. In this way, he asserted, a Muslim state was being forcibly turned into a Hindu state.

While describing the Kashmiri people as the victims of the worst state terrorism, the AJK president said that India's one million troops were perpetrating a reign of terror against the innocent subjects of held Kashmir, and were also subjecting the citizens of Azad Kashmir to the worst aggression on daily basis.

“Women, children and old aged citizens were being martyred, injured or disabled. At present, the worst Islamophobia in the world is being witnessed in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir where the Muslims are being eliminated en masse because of their ideology and faith."

The state president thanked the OIC for demanding the cessation of human rights violations in Occupied Kashmir, lifting of India's illegal occupation and granting the right to self-determination to the Kashmiri people for decades together.

He pointed out that India's fanatic BJP regime, under its Hindutva agenda, had merged Occupied Jammu and Kashmir into the Indian Union without the consent of Kashmiri people, and this action is the flagrant violation of the UN Security Council resolutions.

"After the revocation of the special status of Occupied Kashmir and doing away with the symbols of the disputed status of Kashmir i.e. abolition of the separate constitution, flag and legislative assembly, the Indian government is going to stage an election farce to get its illegal occupation and actions validated," he stated.

Sardar Masood Khan said that in order to divert the world's attention from the situation prevailing in Occupied Kashmir, the Indian occupation troops were constantly committing aggression against more than half a million people living along the Line of Control in Azad Kashmir, and as a consequence, 30 innocent citizens have lost their lives this year alone.

The state president also thanked the OIC for deputing a high-level delegation to Islamabad and Muzaffarabad to examine the actual situation prevailing in Kashmir.

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