Islamabad seminar condemns India’s anti-Kashmir designs
ISLAMABAD—The speakers on the second day of International Kashmir Seminar, Thursday, condemned Indian plans to settle Hindu chauvinists in occupied Kashmir under the garb of industrialization.
The speakers of the seminar organized by the Mirpur University of Science and Technology said that the BJPRSS government was intending to impose Hindu ideology in occupied Kashmir and obliterate Muslim culture and civilization in the territory. The speakers included Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgat Baltistan, Chaudary Barjees Tahir, Foreign Office Spokesman, Nafees Zakaria, Vice Chancellor of MUST, Prof Dr Habib-ur-Rehman, Afzal Hussain, Dr Atia Anayatullah, Zafar Akbar Butt, Narinder Singh Khalsa, Yasmeen Qureshi and Mohammad Rafiq. Video message of the Chairman of his own Hurriyet forum, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq was also played during the seminar.
Papers of the General Secretary of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmed Shah, and Secretary General of World Kashmir Awareness, Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai were presented during the event. Shabbir Ahmad Shah and Dr Ghulam Nabi Fai in their papers highlighted the gross human rights violations committed by Indian troops in occupied Kashmir. They stressed the need to settle the lingering dispute through peaceful means of negotiations for peace, security and development of the South Asia region.Meanwhile, in occupied Kashmir, the authorities have put all top Hurriyet leaders including Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq, Muhammad Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmad Shah, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai, Nayeem Ahmad Khan, Raja Merajuddin Kalwal, Altaf Ahmed Shah and Ayaz Akbar under house arrest or behind the bars. The action has been taken to prevent the leaders from leading demonstrations after Juma prayers, tomorrow, against India’s plans to construct separate colonies for retired Indian soldiers and Kashmiri Pandits, harassment of Jammu Muslims and Delhi’s so-called Industrial Policy in Kashmir.
Call for holding of the demonstrations has been jointly given by Syed Ali Gilani, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq and Muhammad Yasin Malik. They have also appealed to the people to hoist black flags to express their resentment against these anti-Kashmir moves.Syed Ali Gilani in a statement in Srinagar strongly denounced the detention of Hurriyet leaders describing it as frustration of the puppet authorities.—KMS
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan, Ch. Muhammad Barjees Tahir addressing the International Seminar on Kashmir issue.