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Massive protests held in Azad Kashmir against Modi’s speech at UNGA

–Speakers deplore RSS-backed Indian PM’s ‘murderous’ regime

MIRPUR: Azad Jammu Kashmir Saturday banged with mass protests and rallies held to express extreme resentment on the occasion of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi speech at the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).

Large number of people gathered in the capital city of Azad Jammu and Kashmir under the aegis of Pasban-e-Hurriyat Jammu Kashmir holding black flags and ribbons tied on their arms.
People lamented that the address of Muslims’ killer in UNGA was an “insult” to the prestigious organisation.

‘Murderer Modi” was the main slogan of protestors.

Speakers on the occasion said that Narendra Modi-led RSS was engaged in grave human rights violations in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).

While talking to media, they were of the view that RSS was killing elders, children and women in IOJK, “Modi is trying to hide his notorious acts by addressing UNGA while people in IOJK are suffering Indian atrocities” they added.

Speakers maintained that UNGA should not allow killers of Muslims to address as that was a disgrace for humanity and all peace loving nations around the globe. Protesters stated that the entire life of Narendra Modi had a record of inhuman acts including killings of Muslims in Gujrat.

Modi has violated the religious rights of Muslims in India and the damage made to Babri Mosque by RSS was the testimony in this regard, they said.

The protestors further condemned the brutalities of Indian armed forces in IOJK and demanded from the UN to implement its resolutions on Kashmir as people of Jammu and Kashmir were resisting Indian armed forces for the implementation of UN resolutions.

People of Kashmir also fully supported the speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan at UNGA, saying that Imran Khan supported plebiscite in Jammu and Kashmir, which was the legitimate right of people living at both sides of the LoC in Jammu & Kashmir.

Maulana Abdul Aziz Alvi, Uzair Ahmed Ghazali, Mushtaq ul Islam, Shaukat Javed Mir, Khalid Mehmood Zaidi, Usman Ali Hashim, Azmat Hayat, Ajmal Khan, Shafiq Inqalabi are others were also present in the rally.

Separately, a protest demonstration was held under the auspices of All Parties Hurriyat Conference Azad Jammu and Kashmir (APHC-AJK) chapter outside the Indian High Commission in Islamabad on Saturday.

The demonstration was held against the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, hours before his address to the UN General Assembly.

The Hurriyat leaders in their speeches on the occasion said that Narendra Modi was pursuing a policy of genocide of Kashmiris and the Indian forces were involved in the extra-judicial killing of innocent Kashmiris in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

They said that the people of Kashmir were not sacrificing for any kind of privilege but for their birthright to self-determination. They said that the Indian government was trying to change the Muslim majority status of the territory by providing domiciles to non-Kashmiris while it was also planning to convert mosques and other Muslim places of worship into temples in the occupied territory.

The speakers deplored that Hurriyat leaders including Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Masarrat Alam Butt, Aasiya Andrabi, Maulana Mushtaq Veri and Dr Abdul Hameed Fayyaz had been detained in different jails of India and the occupied territory. Similarly, they said, senior Hurriyat leaders, Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Agha Syed Hassan Al-Moosvi Al-Safvi and other leaders had been placed under house arrest.
The Hurriyat leaders appreciated the speech of Prime Minister Imran Khan in the General Assembly and said that he had truly expressed the sentiments of Kashmiris. They said that earlier Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan had also supported the Kashmir cause in his address to the UNGA.

They added that Kashmiris were giving sacrifices for a great cause and would take the liberation movement to its logical conclusion at all costs.

The speakers further said that lasting peace in South Asia was not possible until the Kashmir dispute was resolved in accordance with the UN resolutions and the aspirations of the Kashmiri people, and urged the United Nations to play a role in settling the Kashmir dispute according to its own resolutions.

Hurriyat-AJK leaders including Syed Faiz Naqshbandi, Ishtiyaq Hameed, Shamim Shawl, Nazir Ahmed Karnai, Haji Sultan, Abdul Majeed Malik, Abdul Majeed Mir, Imtiaz Wani, Haji Sultan Butt, Sheikh Abdul Mateen, Hassan Al-Bana, Advocate Pervez Ahmad Shah, Syed Aijaz Ahmad Rehmani, Gulshan Ahmed, Syed Mushtaq, Muhammad Shafi Dar, Saleem Haroon, Mushtaq Butt, Adeel Mushtaq, Zahid Safi and Syed Kifayat Rizvi participated in the demonstration.