MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan admonished that India’s unlawful activities in Occupied Kashmir can push the region into a fatal war.
“Pakistan is responsible and has no aim to initiate war but its forces should be geared up to react in an appropriate manner to any aggression by India,” Khan said while addressing trainee officers of Pakistan Naval War College Karachi at President House Muzaffarabad.
The President said India has one-sidedly changed the status of Occupied Jammu & Kashmir, which is recognized as disputed territory by United Nations Security Council.
AJK President said that the Indian plan to bring non-Kashmiri Hindus from India to settle them in IOK is intended to dilute Muslim majority in IOK into a minority by altering the demography of the occupied territory. India’s actions in IOK are also a violation of the Geneva Convention.
Sardar Masood has said that Kashmir is experiencing the darkest time of its history as people of the region are suffering at the hands of foreign occupation. He called upon the peace-loving countries of the world to jointly raise their voice in defense of Kashmiri peoples’ struggle for their right to self-determination in line with UNSC resolutions. He bewailed that the UN Security Council had only held an informal session on Kashmir that concluded without a Presidential Statement.
President Masood told the young officers that in order to deviate the world’s attention from the worst human rights violations in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the Indian forces were frequently carrying out firing and shelling on the civilian population of AJK living along the Line of Control.
AJK President said that apart from violating the ceasefire, India had restricted the movement of UN military observers to hide its crimes against humanity while Pakistan was extending full cooperation to the UN observers.
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