ISLAMABAD July 11 (APP): Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Chaudhry Ahsan Iqbal on Monday said Pakistan will continue fighting the case of Kashmiri people at international level for their right to self-determination.
“Kashmir issue is unfinished agenda of the partition and it is high time that international community should recognize this issue and seriously move forward to free people of held Kashmir from Indian yoke,” he said in a private news channel programme.
“Kashmiris have sacrificed 70,000 to 80,000 lives and whenever they ask for their right to self-determination, they are answered by Indian troops with bullets and by torturing and killing them,” he added.
“It is obligatory on us to fight their case morally, diplomatically and politically,” he said and added, “if
democracy means rights of the people, then what kind of democracy India has and how can it declare itself the biggest democracy when it is usurping rights of innocent Kashmiri people.”
He said international conscience should understand that
rights of Muslims are the same as of the non-Muslims.
“If they can forcefully raise their voice for non-Muslim, then why they keep mum on killings of innocent Kashmiris by Indian occupied forces. International community must understand that all races and nations must have equal rights for lasting peace across the world.”
Defense analyst Amjad Shoaib said international politics is a politics of hypocrisy and personal interests and it is obligatory upon us to awake their conscience towards Indian
atrocities in occupied Kashmir.
“Even after more than six decades the Kashmiris do not accept themselves as part of India and they celebrate Eid and Independence Day with Pakistan.
They have openly demanded not to be part of
India then what more evidence the international community
requires,” he said.
Renowned lawyers Asma Jehangir said, even Hindus in
occupied Kashmir acknowledge that Indian forces are subjugating the rights of Kashmiri people.
“It is beyond perception how miserable life Kashmiri
people are spending in held Kashmir. They are targeted,
humiliated, tortured and even killed just for that they are demanding a just right of self-determination.”
She also mentioned to a decision of Indian Supreme Court in which the court had forbidden the government from excessive use of force.
“But, the same night Indian government imposed curfew in the held Kashmir.