India uses state terrorism against Kashmiris: President Alvi

ISLAMABAD: President Dr Arif Alvi says more than 900,000 Indian occupying forces have turned the IIOJK into an open-air prison, but the desperation of the RSS-BJP dispensation to control the Kashmir indigenous movement has broken down. completely failed.

The President, in his message on the Kashmir Solidarity Day celebrated annually on February 5, said India was using state terrorism against Kashmiris including extrajudicial killings, arbitrary detentions, fake encounters and cordon and search operations.

In addition, the Kashmiri people are also subjected to torture in detention, enforced disappearances, incarceration of Kashmiri leaders, use of pellet guns and destruction of homes, he added.

“For more than seven decades, it has been a battle of hope against overwhelming odds, of courage against fear, and of sacrifice against tyranny; but through it all, the Kashmiri people have persisted and stood firm in the face of India’s continuous campaign of brutalization which has used all inhumane tactics and draconian laws to perpetuate the illegal occupation of illegally occupied Indian Jammu and Kashmir ( IIOJK),” the president remarked.

Paying tribute to the unprecedented commitment of the Kashmiris to the realization of their legitimate right to self-determination, the President said that the whole nation of Pakistan stands with the Kashmiris. We firmly believe that Kashmiris will succeed in their valiant struggle to free themselves from oppression and illegal occupation, he added.

President Alvi has said that the Jammu and Kashmir conflict is one of the oldest items on the agenda of the UN Security Council. The dispute remains unresolved due to India’s stubborn refusal to honor its commitments and its failure to uphold basic human rights and international law, he added.

The President said India had embarked on the depopulation of Kashmiri Muslims by confiscating their land and bringing non-Kashmiris to settle in IIOJK. “These Indian actions have seriously undermined peace efforts in an already volatile region. India’s refusal to grant the right to self-determination has serious consequences for South Asia and beyond,” he noted.

President Alvi reiterated Pakistan’s call on the international community to take concrete steps to hold India accountable for its gross and widespread human rights violations in the IYOJK. “A just and lasting solution to the Jammu and Kashmir conflict in accordance with international legitimacy is the only way to ensure lasting peace and development in the region,” he commented.

Reiterating Pakistan’s determination in its principled stance on Jammu and Kashmir to continue supporting Kashmiris in their just struggle, he said Pakistan’s ultimate goal is a peaceful resolution to the Jammu and Kashmir conflict. in accordance with relevant UNSC resolutions and in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people. .

Thelma J. Longworth