Diplomatic community apprised of Kashmir situation


ISLAMABAD, Feb 04 (DNA): In order to raise awareness among global
community about the human rights abuses by Indian troops in the Indian
illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), Jamaat-e-Islami organized
a seminar Kashmir: Knocking at World’s Conscience.

The seminar was attended by diplomats of Norway, Malaysia, Turkmenistan,
Germany, Kyrgyzstan, Afghanistan, Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran.

Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Ameer Sirajul Haq discussed the Kashmir issue with
diplomats and said Kashmir is a flashpoint for nuclear war and the
settlement of the dispute is necessary to establish peace in the region.

The JI Ameer also appealed to the nation to mark the Kashmir Solidarity
Day on February 5 with zeal and commitment.

Talking to the diplomats, he said the Kashmir dispute must be settled
according to the wishes of the Kashmiri people and the UN resolutions
which granted them the right to self-determination.

He said that peace in Central Asia could not prevail without the
settlement of the Kashmir dispute. He said the people of IIOJK had long
been struggling against Indian illegal occupation. He said the Indian
government violated the mutual agreements between Pakistan and India and
international laws by abrogating the special status of occupied Kashmir.
Now, he added, New Delhi was bent upon changing the demography of the
occupied territory.

Sirajul Haq said the world must take notice of it and put pressure on
India to recognize the right to self-determination of Kashmiris. He
appealed to the diplomats to convey the message to their concerned
countries as it was their moral duty to raise their voice for humanity
in trouble.

He said India has turned the valley into the largest prison in the
world. He said the JI would continue its efforts to knock the conscience
of the world on the Kashmir issue.