Unilateral decisions in Kashmir would be futile: Sardar Masood

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LAHORE:AJK PresidentSardar Masood Khan while addressing at an event here said that the Modi led BJP government has made a grave mistake by unilaterally deciding the revocation of Articles 370 and 35-A. Modi, he said, has inadvertently made the whole world aware of the situation in Indian Occupied Kashmir by imposing a severe curfew and communication lockdown in the territory.

The President made these comments while addressing an oath-taking ceremony of Kashmir Human Rights Volunteers organised by the Kashmir National Alliance. The event was hosted by Muhammad Ali Durrani, former Senator and Federal Minister.

The President praised Muhammad Ali Durrani for initiating such a massive movement and thanked him and his organisation on behalf of the people of Azad Kashmir and the Kashmir. He thanked the people of Lahore for coming out and showing their support for the plight of the Kashmiris.

The President while speaking to his audience said that they should be grateful that they here are free and living their lives according to their wishes. He said that in IOK, the Kashmiris are living under siege and are being brutalized by the barbaric Indian occupation forces. He said that the curfew imposed by the Indian government has entered its 28th day. Food supplies and medicines are running short, he said. Quoting an international media outlet, he said that the doctors in Srinagar have reported that hospitals have become graveyards.

He said that India has adopted a provocatively militaristic posture against Pakistan, the people of AJK and IOK. The Indian government has rejected any talks and third party mediation on the Kashmir issue. India continues to flaunt the Kashmir dispute as a bilateral issue. “We must not talk to India on the bilateral plain, as they use this tactic to prolong their hold in Kashmir by scuttling the agenda and timeline of the talks”, he said.

The well attended event was also addressed by former Senator Muhammad Ali Durrani, leading civil rights activists and notables of the city.