ISLAMABAD – Chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi Thursday said that Pakistan would keep raising Kashmir issue on all legal, human rights and political forums until and unless Kashmir dispute is resolved.
Addressing the participants of a seminar held under the aegis of Institute of Regional Studies and Kashmir Committee here, Shehryar Afridi said that India’s Hindutva regime should be tried for committing war crimes being committed in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
He said that Indian regime had criminally misleading the World opinion as EU Disinfo Lab had fully exposed a network of fake media outlets and NGOs created by India to mislead the world opinion.
“India can no more keep its illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
Shehryar Khan Afridi said that the Kashmiri people ask United Nations Security Council to materialise its commitment to hold an impartial and free plebiscite to decide their fate independently,” he said.
Afridi said that Pakistan would keep exposing the Indian expansionist agenda and India can no more mislead the world on its expansionist designs in Jammu and Kashmir.
“Kashmir Committee has been reaching out to all stakeholders of Kashmir to develop its policy on Kashmir dispute. All political parties had representation in Kashmir Committee and the Committee was working to help raise the Kashmir issue with a single voice,” he said.
Afridi said the tribal Pashtuns had joined hands with the Kashmiri freedom fighters to help liberate Jammu and Kashmir in 1948 and even today, the people of Pakistan stand by Kashmiris through thick and thin.
“India was using hundreds of fake NGOs, fake media organisations and fake websites to mislead the world opinion on Kashmir and EU Disinfo Lab had fully exposed the Indian vicious designs,” he said.
*Today, Afridi said, even the Indian minorities are saying that Jinnah had taken a right decision by getting an independent state for the Muslims of India.
” The Modi regime has been fully exposed due to its expansionist agenda. No one can think of making a compromise on two major security issues of Pakistan – our nuclear program and our Kashmir policy,” he said.
Afridi asked youth of Pakistan to become bloggers, vlogers and social media activists to help counter fake propaganda by fake Indian social media sites.
“Pakistan is working to globally expose the Indian expansionist agenda by using modern tools of information technology. Pakistan is supporting Kashmiris as a humanitarian cause and we will never compromise on this sacred cause,” he said.
He asked all political parties to speak with one voice on Kashmir and we need to speak with a single voice on Kashmir leaving behind petty political differences.
“Indian forces were present in Jammu and Kashmir even before freedom fighters launched movement”.
He quoted some incidents from history to point out the fact how Kashmiri freedom struggle continued despite Indian imperialist designs.
“Pakistan’s new political map had been drafted on his advice and Junagadh was added to the map on his proposal. Kashmir issue was debated at the European Union due to efforts by the Kashmiri diaspora and the sacrifices made by the Kashmiris,” concluded Mr Afridi.