time Sunday Dec 10 2017

Sardar Masood Khan criticises global silence on atrocities in IoK

Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan addressing a human rights event at Kashmir House on December 10, 2017. Photo: Geo News screen grab

ISLAMABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan criticised the silence across the world pertaining to atrocities in Indian occupied Kashmir on Human Rights Day, which is being observed on Sunday.

While addressing a human rights event at Kashmir House, Masood Khan remarked that half a century has passed yet the United Nations has failed to fulfil its promise to give Kashmiris the right to self-determination.

India has been oppressing the people in IoK and world’s silence over the issue is condemnable. “Human rights are being continuously violated in IoK.”

He remarked that the people of IoK have been rendered homeless in their own country.

On December 4, Sardar Masood Khan said that Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir while speaking in Washington. 

Kashmir has its identity rooted in Pakistan - the two are inseparable, said Sardar Masood while addressing a gathering of Pakistani American community at the Pakistan Embassy, Washington DC.

Masood, who is on a visit to the United States, urged the international community to call upon Indian occupation forces to cease violence and bloodshed in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.

He remarked that the world must strongly condemn the brutalities perpetrated by Indian security forces in the Kashmir valley.

The voice of the Kashmiri people would never be suppressed as the next generation of Kashmiris have taken it upon themselves to secure their freedom from Indian oppression, he said.

President Masood Khan lauded the services of the Kashmiri diaspora, both within the United States as well as other parts of the world for keeping the Kashmir issue alive. He said India will have no choice but to heed to the demands of the Kashmiris, whose sacrifices will never go waste.