ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that India is using excessive force, demographic transformation and state terrorism in subduing the freedom struggle in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK).
Talking to All Parties Hurriyat Conference Convener Syed Faiz Naqshbandi on Wednesday, he said that India will never succeed in making Kashmiris give up their legitimate struggle in ascertaining their right to self-determination.
He strongly condemned the recent killings in IOK under the guise of cordon and search operations. He said that the unarmed protestors are being mercilessly killed and illegally arrested for demanding their right to self-determination.
Both leaders discussed in detail the report released by the United Nations (UN) Office of the High Commissioner on Human rights which categorically highlights the massive human right violations taking place in IOK and the protection provided to the Indian security personnel under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the Public Safety Act.
He commended the efforts of Faiz Naqshbandi and other APHC representatives for actively highlighting the OHCHR Report at international forums.
Masood Khan strongly condemned the nefarious moves by New Delhi to do away with Article 35-A in an attempt to illegally change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and withdrawing the minimum privileges that Kashmiris have under the Indian constitution.