ISLAMABAD: President Arif Alvi has urged the world community to recognise the state terrorism perpetrated by Indian in occupied Kashmir and against its minorities, saying that there is great resentment in occupied Kashmir and Indian authorities will see the reaction once it lifts the curfew,
In an interview with state-owned Radio Pakistan, the president reiterated Pakistan’s demand for the immediate lifting of curfew and communication blackout in occupied Kashmir. He said the media should be allowed to visit the restive valley to ascertain the facts, asking the Kashmiri people to send out the images of Indian oppression as the world cannot act as a silent spectator on the situation
The president said the stature of Pakistan has elevated over the last one year due to its present leadership. He noted that the voice of Kashmiris will also strengthen with the increase of Pakistan’s clout in the world. He said the evil face of India stands exposed before the world with the atrocities committed against the innocent Kashmiri people, and now New Delhi is not left with any argument or justification.
He said India has been using pellet guns against the Muslim population of occupied Kashmir over the last several years. Paying tributes to the sacrifices of Kashmiri people, the president said Kashmiris have rendered numerous lives in their just struggle for the right to self-determination. He was confident that Kashmiris will continue to raise voice for their freedom till they get their right to self-determination.
President Alvi said Prime Minister Imran Khan has proved himself as a true ambassador of the oppressed people and eloquently presented the Kashmir case at the UN General Assembly. He noted that the prime minister’s speech will hold a distinguished place in the history of Kashmir.
He said the strong voice raised by Pakistan in support of its Kashmiri brethren is now resonating and will have its impact on the world community. He said Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed have also voiced their concerns on the situation in occupied Kashmir.
President Arif Alvi noted that India has taken the illegal and immoral step by revoking the special status of occupied Kashmir. He said India cannot change the demographic composition of occupied Kashmir and cannot convert Muslim majority there into minority.
He pointed out that there are eleven UN Security Council resolutions on Kashmir and resolution of this dispute lies in the aspirations of Kashmiri people. The President said the US President Donald Trump has repeatedly offered mediation but India is not ready for it. He said if India is not ready for mediation, then it should sit with Pakistan and Kashmiris for the resolution of the dispute.
He said India, not satisfied with its history, is promoting Hindutva. He said other minorities are also faced with the worst kind of situation in India. Today’s India is not that of Gandhi or secular one, he said.