Freedom movement of Kashmiris indigenous, home grown: Mushahid


ISLAMABAD, Sep 7 (APP): Chairman Senate Standing Committee for Defence Mushahid Hussain Syed Wednesday said the freedom movement of Kashmiris is indigenous and home grown and Pakistan has a strong case on Kashmir.

Talking to APP, he said Kashmir freedom movement is accepted as just struggle at the international level.

Mushahid Hussain said United Nations and the international
community have double standards regarding Kashmir and Kashmiris are not given the right to self-determination because maybe their fault is that they are Muslims and do not have oil in their area.

Kashmiris’ right to self-determination should be supported as
was done in the case of East Timor and South Sudan, he said adding it is responsibility of every human to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the just cause of Kashmiris.

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has nominated Mushahid Hussain Syed as his special envoy for United Nations and United States to inform about Indian atrocities and human rights violations in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Mushahid Hussain said every child, youth, women and men are part of the Kashmir freedom movement which is continuing for the last many decades and unarmed Kashmiris are braving oppression of Indian armed forces.

He said Kashmiris were not getting any foreign aid for the
freedom movement which is purely indigenous.

Pakistan and India are nuclear powers facing each other, he
said adding nothing can be more bigger violation of human rights and danger to permanent peace in the region than the treatment meted out to Kashmiris.

He said 51 years ago, the war between Pakistan and India in
the month of September was basically caused by the Kashmir dispute.

Pakistan supported the Muslims of Afghanistan, Palestine and
Bosnia and now it was backing the Kashmir movement which was its obligation, he added.

Mushahid Hussain will leave on his visit as special envoy in
the first week of October.

He will get a formal briefing from the Foreign Office before his departure.