Kashmir should not be ignored in the current crisis: President Azad Kashmir
Muzaffarabad: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AKJ) president Sardar Masood Khan warned of the devastating consequences of the United Nations' complete silence over the rapidly deteriorating situation in India-controlled Kashmir.
Addressing online at a conference, he pointed out that since August 5 last year, India's occupied territory has been under double lockdown and the region needs immediate attention from the international community.
The conference was organized in the UK by Tehreek-e-Kashmir (TEK), an organization based in Birmingham, which is working on the Kashmir issue.
Over 50 officials from 20 cities across the UK participated in the conference chaired by President Fahim Kayani of Kashmir.
Speaking on the occasion, President Azad Kashmir Masood Khan said that wherever the world is fighting the Coronavirus, India's occupying machinery is brutally killing Kashmiri youths during the so-called search operations and then they are being attacked by militants. Is making a false accusation.
He regretted that thousands of Kashmiris have been taken into custody, most of them teenagers, while the Indian government has rejected the appeals of six international human rights organizations to release them.
The president of Azad Jammu and Kashmir alleged that the virus was not being properly cared for in occupied Kashmir, and he said that restrictions on high-speed internet were not only increasing the number of such patients but also the medical experts also face severe stress.
Masood Khan reminded that earlier this month the Indian government introduced a new domicile law to provide permanent residence to Hindus so that the Muslim majority in the region could be converted into a minority.
He regretted that only the Islamic Cooperation Organization condemned the Indian move, but powerful nations remained silent on it.
President Azad Kashmir said that even the traditional allies of the people of Jammu and Kashmir do not have time to speak.
Azad Jammu and Kashmir President urge communities living in Britain and Europe to mobilize British Parliamentarians and all-party parliamentary groups on Kashmir to raise calls for India's war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide.
"We are a global family and we cannot allow the rights of people who want only justice," he said.