WASHINGTON—The AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has said that Kashmir is undergoing the darkest age of its history, but the morale of its people is very high and no power on the earth can defeat them nor can force them to compromise on their dignity and entity.
In a chat with educationists, researchers, lawyers and journalists at Middle East Institute and Indus think tank here on Wednesday, he said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri people for their supreme cause of freedom will materialize soon.
He said that the solution to Kashmir conflict lies in the implementation of UN resolutions, and the people of Pakistan as well as Jammu and Kashmir instead of holding bilateral talks with India, remain stuck to the stand of solution of Kashmir issue in accordance with the UN resolutions.
The AJK president said that 57 days have passed since the reoccupation of occupied Jammu and Kashmir by India, and under its planning, India is poised to turn the disputed territory into its colony.
“The actions taken by India on August 5 are unilateral and unlawful, and naked violation of additional protocol IV of Geneva Convention and the laws of international criminal court,” he added.
While condemning the worst human rights violations by India, the AJJK president called upon the international community to come forward to help the Kashmiri people.
“After reoccupation of the territory, the Indian Army is preparing for ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims, and the international community will have to take immediate steps to prevent it, and to get the disputed status of Kashmir restored,” he added.
Sardar Masood Khan said that clouds of war were hovering over the region following Indian threats of carrying out bloodshed in occupied Kashmir and attack on Azad Kashmir and the use of nuclear weapons against Pakistan.
“If the war breaks out, it will have negative impacts on not only the region but the whole world as well,” he warned.
He said that the growing Hindu fanaticism must not be ignored because this ism preaches religious hatred and Hindu supremacy, which has posed dangers for other minorities.
Touching upon various formulae and options for the solution of Kashmir issue, the AJK president said that these formulae do not conform to ground realities of Kashmir because the wishes and approval of Kashmiri people are not involved in it.
He hailed the global media for rejected Indian stand on Kashmir for the first time, and exposing realities linked to this issue.
He regretted that in spite of concern expressed by the European Parliament, US Congress and other parliaments of the world, no government except those of China, Turkey, and Malaysia has condemned the Indian actions.