MUZAFFARABAD, : President Dr. Arif Alvi has reaffirmed Pakistan’s determination to continue to extend moral, political and diplomatic support to the Kashmiri people in their just struggle for right to self-determination. He said that India should quit the path which it is following. President Alvi said that the Kashmiris were martyred in fake encounters, adding that India is fully involved in hatching conspiracies against Pakistan and India has spent Rs 22 billon for terrorism activities so that Pakistan could be destabilized. He said that if one Kashmiri is alive he could not forget what India has done with Kashmiris.
Addressing the session of AJK Legislative Assembly in Muzaffarabad on Friday, President Dr. Arif Alvi said Pakistan sticks to its principled position on Kashmir dispute whose resolution lies only in the United Nations Security Council resolutions. The President said Pakistan has always given peace a chance but regretted that India is taking the matters towards deterioration.
President Dr. Arif Alvi noted that Pakistan-India relations cannot improve without resolution of the lingering dispute. Welcoming the recent statements of the UN Secretary General, the President said the world can no longer turn its back to the outstanding dispute.
Alluding to the oppression campaign unleashed by Modi government in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, the President said Pakistan will continue to highlight the Indian disgusting acts at the international forums including the United Nations and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
The President lamented that India has imposed ban on communications and internet in the occupied territory to hide its crimes. He condemned the use of pellet guns saying these blinded innocent children and women. India is making attempts to change the demographic structure by deploying nine hundred thousand troops and introducing controversial legislation. He, however, said despite all these tactics, the Kashmiri people stand firm in their struggle to get freedom from the cruel Indian clutches.
The President demanded that India allow the international media to visit the illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir to see the ground situation. In addition, action should be taken in the light of the UN Human Rights Commissioner report on Kashmir.
President Dr. Arif Alvi said that the ultimate direction of Pakistan regarding Kashmir dispute is unity and there is no difference. He said that some leaders will say this should have been done in this way and some leaders will say that the speed should be fastened. President Dr. Arif Alvi said that he will take the suggestions given in today’s session to Islamabad and will discuss the matter with Prime Minister Imran Khan and will ask him to broaden the process of consultation regarding Kashmir issue so that we should move forward with the unity of purpose.
President Dr. Arif Alvi said that we are gathered today to pay tribute to those who have rendered great sacrifices. He said that the steps taken by India to change the demography of occupied Kashmir are worrisome and painful. He said that India should not take the risks which it is taking, adding that when the peace was disturbed in Afghanistan it also affected Pakistan and Pakistan paid heavy price of it. He said that India should quit the path which it is following.
President Dr. Arif Alvi said that we should speed up the pace at the legal and diplomatic level, adding that it is our responsibility to show to the world that what is happening in Srinagar and occupied Kashmir.
President Alvi said that the world diplomats were welcomed in Azad Kashmir and it was shown to them that here is peace and how much ceasefire violations at LoC are being committed by India but contrary to this India did not allow world delegations to visit its own side, adding that India has something to hide so it did not permit. He said that it is first demand of Pakistan that India should open occupied Kashmir so that the world should come to know what you are doing. He said that if the world will come to know about the atrocities going on in occupied Kashmir then the conscience of the world and Muslim Ummah will be awakened. He said that it is our duty to show the visual evidence to the world. He said that India should take first step and should open its occupied lands; media, delegations and assembly members should visit and see what is happening. He said that nowhere else in the world pellet guns were used, adding that India only used the pellet guns against the Muslims.