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India cannot subjugate Kashmiris for long: Firdous Ashiq

08 August, 2019

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Special Assistant to Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Wednesday said India cannot subjugate the people of Kashmir for long by sheer power of the gun.

Addressing a press conference along with Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders, she said each and every Pakistani of its 220 million population was ready to sacrifice their life for the cause of Kashmir.

She said Indian abrogation of Articles 370 and 35-A was itself a proof that India had been defeated in Indian-held Kashmir (IHK) despite deployment of over 900,000 Indian troops in the state.

She said Kashmiri Hurriyat leaders had come to present their case to the media which has to play a key role in highlighting their cause before the world.

She expressed the hope that the opposition in the parliament would play constructive role and the media would highlight the Pakistan’s view point.

Speaking on the occasion, Sheikh Tajammul Islam, Executive Director Kashmir Media Service (KMS) said that Kashmiris were being victimized by Indian occupation forces because they love Pakistan and consider themselves Pakistanis.

She said that presently, IHK was locked down and internet, telephone, cable networks were blocked. He said that all pro-freedom leadership had been arrested, and even those who acted as Indian stooges in the past have been detained.

He said that since night between August 4-5, the state of Occupied Kashmir was under curfew. He said that after the abrogation of Article 360, India was conspiring to change demography of Kashmir by bringing Hindus from other parts of India and expel Kashmirs from their own homes.

Sheikh Tajammul said the Indian step was not only violation of UN Resolutions, Geneva Convention but it was also violation of Indian Constitution and verdicts of Indian Supreme Court.

He said that Kashmiris were thankful to Pakistan for its support to Kashmir cause. He said that Pakistan should approach United Nations Security Council and seek its intervention as India was starting ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims.

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