Masood urges Pakistani youth to intensify campaign for Kashmir cause

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KARACHI: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has urged Pakistani youth to devote their time and energies for promotion of Kashmir cause and to raise voice for the oppressed and subjugated people of Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

“I urge youth of the country to work for the realization of the right to self determination of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, who are being oppressed and brutalized and have been disenfranchised, President Khan said while addressing as chief guest at the inaugural session of the Model United Nations Conference organized by Public Speaking Society of the Institute of Public Administration (IBA) Karachi.

The president said the people of J&K have been made alien in their own homeland. The occupation forces are killing; torturing, maiming the youth of IOK and women are being dishonoured. The Indian forces, he added are raping even children and mass blinding the young people by using lethal pellet guns in the occupied territory.

“This all is being done in an environment of absolute impunity,” AJK President said. He regret that all the perpetrators of these heinous crimes have been given immunity from prosecution under draconian laws like Armed Forces Special Powers ACT (AFSPA) and Public Safety Act (PSA). These laws, he said, have been called lawless laws by Amnesty International,” Masood Khan said.

“Let me also tell you that every citizen of Pakistan believes the justness of Kashmir cause but our endeavors are not critical. I would say every citizen of Pakistan, every individual, and every student; every young man and women should invest their time and energy for intensifying political and diplomatic campaigns for the freedom and liberty of the people of Jammu and Kashmir,” Masood Khan emphasized.

Sharing his views with the audience on the successes and failures of the United Nations, President Masood said that unresolved Kashmir conflict is one of the biggest failures of the world body. The non- resolutions of the conflicts in Africa and Middle East are perilously drifting the world towards bigger conflict.

The President urged the IBA and Public Speaking Society to prepare the students for multilateral diplomacy and international relations along with developing requisite skills and abilities to make them able to work for peace, development and human rights both in the country and at international level.