India’s wrong decisions will culminate into freedom of J&K; says Imran Khan

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MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan Wednesday said having all of their miscalculated assumptions on Kashmir fallen apart, Narendra Modi’s fascist regime had been trapped in a blind alley and the situation would ultimately culminate into the freedom of the occupied valley.

“They are up in a blind alley. If they backtrack, they lose Kashmir. If they prolong (siege in Kashmir), the world is watching them… If they go to the extent of crushing Kashmiri people, it will prompt the world reaction,” the prime minister said addressing the Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir as the country observed Youm-e-Istehsal to mark the first anniversary of Indian illegal actions of August 5, 2019.

Started with the recitation of verses from the Holy Quran and Naat after playing of national anthems of Pakistan and Kashmir, the session was chaired by AJK Legislative Assembly Speaker Shah Ghulam Qadir.

The proceedings were attended by AJK President Sardar Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider, and members of the assembly. The federal cabinet members including Senator Shibli Faraz and Ali Amin Gandapur, Kashmir Committee Chairman Shahryar Afridi, Special Assistant to the PM Moeed Yousuf and others were present in the galleries.

The prime minister, who earlier led a solidarity walk in the AJK capital along with AJK president and PM, said on August 5 last, India had committed a strategic blunder.

He said the situation, which Kashmir was currently going through, would ultimately culminate into the freedom of Kashmir.

The prime minister said the Modi regime made strategic blunders on August 5 last on four assumptions: It would move forward his anti-Pakistan agenda by revoking the special IIOJK status out of arrogance. He thought Pakistan would keep mum like before. He misunderstood that the world would not react considering it a huge market. And that the Kashmir people would give up struggle consequent to use of force.

He said contrary to Modi’s expectations, Pakistan approached the world leaders, including German chancellor, US President Trump and France’s Macron and others, and foreign media making them understand the seriousness of the issue.

Paying tribute to the Kashmir people and leaders for tremendous struggle, the prime minister announced that Kashmir leader Syed Ali Geelani would be conferred Nishan-e-Imtiaz on August 14 to honour his fearless struggle for a cause.

Observing some desperation in the AJK prime minister’s earlier speech, the prime minister advised to keep the spirit high and assured that Pakistan would keep up raising the issue at every world platform.

He said Paksitan, that once used to be dubbed as emerging California of South Asia in 60s, lost its grandeur owing to deviation from principles inevitable for any nation’s progress.

Earlier, addressing the House, AJK Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider said Modi was inspired by Nazi Germany and a threat not merely to Pakistan but to the whole region.

He said Pakistan was not against the Hindu religion rather Modi’s fascist philosophy.

He said rescinding Article 35A, not Article 370, was actually threatening to the IIOJK as it was meant to change the territorial demography.

AJK and the IIOJK or elsewhere were thankful to the people and Government of Pakistan for extending full support to the Kashmir cause.

The House also offered Fateha for those who lost their lives in the IIOJK, at the LoC and the deceased family members of the parliamentarians.

Earlier, Barrister Sultan Mahmood said the prime minister proved to be an ambassador of Kashmir and his stance of likening Modi with Nazi was recognized internationally.

The political map showed Pakistan’s stronger will to resolve the issue and urged the international community to play a role to avert any war in the region, he added.

Sardar Attiq Ahmed Khan of the Muslim Conference appreciated the new political map of Pakistan what he said represented the sentiments of Kashmiri people.

Earlier, the parliamentary leaders of different political parties also thanked the prime minister for effectively raising the Kashmir issue globally, fulfilling his commitment to act as Ambassador of Kashmir.

Participate in walk

Imran Khan on Wednesday led the walk organized by the Azad Jammu and Kashmir Government here in connection with the Youm-e-Istehsal to express solidarity with the struggling people of Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

AJK President Sardar Masood Khan and Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan, Kashmir Committee Chairman Shahryar Afridi, Federal Minister for Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan Affairs Ali Amin Gandapur, Federal for Information and Broadcasting Senator Shibli Faraz and Special Assistant to the PM Moeed Yousuf were accompanying the prime Minister.

The walk, which was also participated by AJK ministers and secretaries, besides leaders of all political parties and All Parties Hurriyat Conference, started from the Civil Secretariat and culminated at the United Nations’ Observers’ office at Domel Bridge.

The prime minister latter laid the foundation stone of ‘Jammu Kashmir Monument’ being constructed by the AJK government in the memory of the martyrs of Kashmir freedom movement.

Additional Chief Secretary Development Syed Asif Hussain Shah briefed the prime about the monument