MUZAFFARABAD: Whereas welcoming US Democratic presidential nominee and former vp Joe Biden’s statements over the restoration of rights of Kashmiris, Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has stated that Biden’s remarks are a proof that the world group has refused to purchase the Indian narrative on Occupied Kashmir.
Biden has requested New Delhi to take all vital steps to revive rights of all of the folks of Kashmir and asserted that restrictions on dissent, equivalent to stopping peaceable protests or shutting or slowing down web, weakens democracy.
The US ex-vice president additionally expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Modification) Act and the enforcement of the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) in numerous states of India.
“We welcome the US Democratic Party leader’s remarks and urge Indian-Americans and Muslim-Americans to applaud Joe Biden’s policy statement together because nobody wants India to be ruled by theocratic fascists. Kashmiris’ liberties and fundamental rights, especially their right to self-determination, should be restored. It’s a just demand,” President Masood stated in Muzaffarabad on Sunday.
Earlier addressing a operate held in reference to the disbursement of money grant among the many affectees of Indian shelling residing alongside the Line of Management (LoC), the AJK president stated that reduction being offered by the federal authorities to 610,000 members of 80,000 households is the popularity of their sacrifices in addition to acknowledgement of the duties being shouldered by the state authorities.
“Azad Kashmir is not only a strong defence line of Pakistan, but the people living close to the LoC and facing India’s direct aggression are the defenders of the motherland,” he added.
Whereas commenting on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement to incorporate greater than 100,000 folks affected by the Indian firing on the LoC within the Ehsaas Emergency Money Programme and to difficulty well being playing cards to 1.2 million folks of Azad Kashmir, he stated that the folks of occupied and the liberated territory wish to turn out to be a part of Pakistan not due to geographical location however on the idea of their religion and beliefs.
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The AJK president stated that India’s ruling social gathering BJP and the RSS have deliberate to eradicate the Kashmiri folks, occupy their lands, cut back the variety of Muslims within the meeting of Occupied Kashmir, and to show the entire state right into a colony of India, however the folks of each the liberated and occupied components of Kashmir would provide stiff resistance.
He went on to say that it’s excessive time that the federal government and the folks of Pakistan in addition to the valiant folks of Azad Kashmir undertake an aggressive coverage to counter India as a result of “India is constantly threatening to attack Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan”.
“Instead of saying that we will defend Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, we should also talk about the liberation of Khalistan, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram, and tell the world that India is no longer a secular state but it has emerged as a fascist state,” he added.
President Masood additionally stated that India’s anti-Muslim strikes have woke up the Muslims internationally, and a wave for the renaissance of Islam has risen in the entire Muslim world. “It is now clear that whether it is Kashmir or Palestine, the Muslims are prepared to safeguard their interest.”
Referring to Azad Kashmir, he stated that the liberated territory can emerge as an financial engine for Pakistan. At current, he maintained, that 2,000 megawatts of electrical energy is being generated in Azad Kashmir whereas the territory has a possible of manufacturing one other 8,000 megawatts of electrical energy “though our own demand is between 300 and 400 megawatts, and the surplus electricity is injected into the national grid”.
On completion of Kohala, Gulpur, Azad Pattan, Dudhnial and plenty of different initiatives within the coming decade, Azad Kashmir will turn out to be the largest electrical energy producing area of Pakistan.
President Masood stated that Azad Kashmir just isn’t solely strategically vital for Pakistan’s defence however it will possibly additionally play an vital function within the financial uplift of the nation. “That is why, we say that Pakistan is incomplete without Kashmir and Kashmir has no identity without Pakistan.”