OXFORD: AJK President Sardar Masood Khan has urged the students studying in UK and others educational institutions across the world to communicate with the UN Secretary General António Guterres, the UN Security Council and the Chairperson of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights and compel them to take concrete steps for resolution of the Kashmir issue.
“If Kashmir conflict is not resolved through peaceful means, it will not only lead South Asia towards a disastrous war but will also jeopardize the future of the millions of youth living in the region”, he said.
Addressing Pakistani, Kashmiri, and other students from around the globe during an interactive session at the prestigious Oxford University, he said that India’s threats of attacking Pakistan and Azad Kashmir are designed to divert the world’s attention from the situation in occupied Jammu and Kashmir and in India itself.
The event was attended by a large number of students which also included Nobel laureate Malala Yousafzai, President Oxford Pakistan Society, Shahnur Chohan, Vice President of the society, Nima Ashfaq, Secretary Alina Salauddin.
AJK President said that now the international community has been well aware of India’s facade and diversionary moves. He said that after August 5 last year, the global media has very courageously and boldly exposed India’s false narrative. “It is imperative that the educated youth use traditional and new communication mediums to expose India’s heinous designs, and bring forward the true picture of India’s war crimes being committed in IOJK”, added the President.
Responding to a volley of questions, Sardar Masood rejected the impression that the lack of construction and development has left Azad Kashmir underdeveloped. Today, he added, we have five public sector universities, three medical colleges, hundreds of colleges and thousands of schools besides roads that connect districts and subdivisions of AJK. The people of AJK, he said, have come a long way and are now far prosperous and well off than in the past.