President Warns India Not To Play With Fire By Oppressing Kashmiris
Umer Jamshaid 2 months ago Thu 05th August 2021 | 11:20 AM
ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 5th Aug, 2021 ) :President Dr Arif Alvi on Thursday warned India to end its continuous subjugation of Kashmiris in Occupied Kashmir as it could no longer suppress their voice.
"The voice of Kashmiris for their right to self-determination is getting stronger against India's atrocities and the day is not far, when the Indian government will have to surrender," the President said in his address to the participants of the Kashmir solidarity rally, in front of the Parliament House.
The president led the Kashmir solidarity rally on "Youm-e-Istehsal", that marked two years of India's illegal revocation of Kashmir's special status on August 5, 2019 in sheer violation to the resolutions of the United Nations Security Council.
"I warn India not to play with fire and give Kashmiris their due right which has been pledged by the United Nations," he said. Unless, India stopped acts of killing, torture and abductions, normalcy could not be returned to the Valley, he added.
He paid tribute to the Kashmiris who laid down their lives in their struggle for freedom from Indian rule and always upheld the spirit of 'Kashmir banay ga Pakistan' (Kashmir, one day will become part of Pakistan).
He said a large number of occupation forces deputed in IIOJK must be a source of concern for the international community.
On the human rights situation, he said, there was a stark difference between the human rights situation in Azad Jammu and Kashmir and the IIOJK.
The Kashmir solidarity rally that originated from the Foreign Office and culminated at the Parliament House was joined by Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed, Science and Technology Minister Senator Shibli Faraz, parliamentarians and a large number of people from all walks of life.
Talking to reporters, Information Minister Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said that Pakistan called upon the international community to take notice of the human rights crisis in IIOJK, adding that Pakistan as the fifth biggest nation of the world would remain undeterred in its support to Kashmiris.
Earlier, the rally offered Fateha for the martyrs of the Kashmir cause. A one-minute silence was observed as the sirens blared on the occasion.
The participants of the rally chanted slogans demanding the right for Kashmiris and waved the Pakistani and Kashmiri flags.