The transfer of Kashmiri land to Indian forces in Kashmir is demographic terrorism, says Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir
ISLAMABAD, Nov 29 (Asia Free Press): Pakistan Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi Monday briefed on the developments on the Kashmir dispute and the government’s policy to counter the illegal Indian measures during a meeting of the Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir.
Qureshi made it clear that there is no back channel between Pakistan and India over the Kashmir dispute, and neither there would be any dialogue until India creates enabling environment for a dialogue on Kashmir.
“The onus lies with India as they vitiated the environment, and they need to create enabling environment for any dialogue. Pakistan will not show leniency towards India,” he said.
Qureshi said that Pakistan took the Kashmir dispute at the United Nations Security Council, which dented the Indian narrative that Kashmir was an integral part of India.
He stressed that Kashmiris were the principal party to Kashmir dispute along with Pakistan and India, and they would be included in any dialogue on Kashmir.
He said that the measures taken by India on Aug 5, 2019, have violated the bilateral agreements and United Nations conventions and UNSC resolutions. He said that the post-Aug 5 events have proved that the Kashmiri freedom movement is an indigenous struggle, and India has failed in its propaganda to blame Pakistan for the freedom movement.
“We have been able to expose the Indian designs and bring them under international scrutiny, and we need to raise India’s reputational cost so as Indians cant kill Kashmiris with impunity,” he added.
The Foreign Minister further said India has lost the battle of hearts and minds in occupied Jammu and Kashmir, and the resolve of Kashmiris has not shaken despite presenting sacrifices since 1947.
The Chairman of Pakistan’s Parliamentary Committee on Kashmir, Shehryar Khan Afridi, warned India against the transfer of Kashmiri lands to the Central Reserve Police Force (CPRF) of India which is a part of making the demographic changes in the Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir.
He expressed these views while addressing the participants of the Kashmir Committee meeting held in Islamabad at the Parliament House.
Shehryar Afridi said that the fascist regime of Modi is hell-bent on altering the demographic status of the occupied territory by accelerating the transfer of land to Indian forces under the garb of turning them into ‘strategic areas’ which is war crime and crime of aggression under International law.
He said that the world community should scrutinise India for extra-judicial killings of the Kashmiri people by Indian forces.
Afridi said that the silence of the world over India’s war crimes in occupied Jammu and Kashmir is encouraging the Modi regime to exacerbate its crimes against humanity against helpless Kashmiris.
The killing of young Kashmiris in the Indian administered part of the disputed Himalayan region continues as Indian forces shot down 40 youth in fake encounters since Oct 1, this year.
Human rights groups say Indian forces have killed over 100,000 innocent people since 1989, while the official figures from Indian sources state the estimates of the number of civilians killed in the last three decades as above 50,000.
India accuses Pakistan of sponsoring armed groups in the Indian administered Jammu and Kashmir, a claim rejected by Pakistan, which blames the Indian Army for violating human rights in the part of the disputed region administered by India.