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Afridi for solution-oriented approach to resolve Kashmir dispute says Kashmiris need to get ready to embrace freedom as Kashmir liberation around the corner

Islamabad, August 03, 2020 (PPI-OT): Chairman of the Kashmir Committee Shehryar Khan Afridi has said that Pakistan has to adopt a solution-oriented approach to solve the decade’s old dispute of Kashmir as freedom was around the corner and the Kashmiris need to be ready to embrace freedom. Afridi expressed these views while addressing mass gathering at Eidgah Muzaffarabad AJK. Flanked by President and Prime Minister AJK and members of Kashmir Committee during their visit to Muzaffarabad Azad Kashmir on the occasion of Eid to express solidarity with Kashmiris and celebrate Eid with them.

On the occasion, Chairman Kashmir Committee Shehryar Afridi addressed a function hosted by Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan and also met a delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference along with President Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider in Muzaffarabad. He said that Eid-ul-Adha teaches sacrifice and the brave Kashmiri people in Illegal Indian Occupied Kashmir are keeping the sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim alive by sacrificing their lives every day. By fighting nine lakh Indian army without weapons, they are setting a new tradition in the history of freedom struggle, he added.

He said that he and his colleagues of the Kashmir Committee have come to Muzaffarabad on the occasion of Eid to express solidarity with the Kashmiris and our arrival is an expression of the strong support of the Government of Pakistan and the Pakistani Parliament for Kashmir. Shehryar Afridi said that India was imposing restrictions on Kashmiri media through Draconian laws under a plan to gag voices of the Kashmiris. He said that India was killing Kashmiris with impunity under its plan of genocide – that is a blatant violation of the freedom of expression of the United Nations.

Shahriar Afridi said that India’s relentless failures at the international level and Prime Minister Imran Khan’s struggle for the Kashmir issue are a reflection of the fact that the goal of Kashmir’s independence is near. On this occasion, Afridi called on Azad Kashmir President Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja. Accompanied by Farooq Haider, he met the delegation of All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Muzaffarabad. Talking on the occasion, Shehryar Afridi said that instead of telling stories of the past, we have to formulate a strategy for the future so that Kashmiris can get freedom. “We have made a decision that enough is enough. Its time at act now. Now we have to act now and turn claims into practice”.

He said that the enemy is clever and is confusing our youth through rumours and suspicions through hybrid war. He said the ban on Eid prayers in Indian Illegal occupied Kashmir was a violation of the UN Charter and the International Convention on Religious Freedom. Shehryar Afridi said that he would hold the fascist government of India accountable for the criminal act of sealing the Jama Masjid Srinagar on the occasion of Eid and encircling people with barbed wire. Azad Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider said that India was stockpiling weapons in Ladakh after facing a humiliating defeat at hands of China.

“India cannot fight China but it has its evil eye on Pakistan,” he said. Raja Farooq Haider said that Kashmiris now want Pakistan to take practical steps instead of making statements. “If delayed, India will change Kashmir. India has engineered 19 massacres in its bid to change the demographics of Kashmir,” he added. All Party Hurriyat Conference leader Faiz Naqshbandi said that Indian forces imposed curfew, lockdown and Search operation stops delivery of fruit to market.

He said that it was time to accelerate the Kashmir independence movement. Senator Barrister Muhammad Ali Saif said that Kashmir committee will be the voice of Kashmiris and it was fighting the case of Kashmiris at every forum. He said that the daughters and mothers of Kashmir who are known to the world as half widows are still awaiting for the return of their missing sons and husbands even today.

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