MUZAFFARABAD: Sardar Masood Khan, the president Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK), has mentioned that after grudgingly accepting the independence of Pakistan, India adopted a secular doctrine, an insincere try to cover prevalent Hindu nationalism beneath the guise of secularism.
He made these remarks whereas addressing two separate web-conferences organised by the Institute of Coverage Research on the subject of “India: Past, Present & Future: Perceptions of the Muslim World”; and by the Pakistan Excessive Fee UK on the subject “Seeking Justice for Kashmiri Victims of Sexual Violence and Physical Torture, and Widows”.
Talking on the IPS session – which was attended by main worldwide consultants from the US, Saudi Arabia, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Nigeria – the president mentioned Hindu fascists romanticise an imaginary state of “Akhand Baharat” that they declare to have existed earlier than the arrival of Muslim rulers within the sub-continent. This notion, he mentioned, shouldn’t be solely unsubstantiated by historical past, it’s also counterintuitive.
Referring to the fake secularism adopted by India, the AJK president mentioned that over the a long time, this glue of secularism had has come off and the true face of India’s political masters has been uncovered. “Not long after independence, on 27 October 1947, India began working on its imperialistic agenda, and invaded the Jammu and Kashmir State. Driven by its Hindu-extremist policy, India has carried on with this agenda over the years,” he mentioned.
Masood Khan mentioned that lawmakers and the management of BJP, the RSS and their associates have publicly declared that they might put off Muslims from inside India. This, he mentioned, has caught the eye of Hindu zealots from throughout India which has consequently impacted the bigger political panorama of the neighbouring nation.
This BJP-RSS nexus has waged three wars within the area; one towards its minorities inside its personal borders, the second towards Kashmiris within the occupied territory of Kashmir and the third one towards all its neighbouring international locations. “Considering Pakistan as enemy number one, they have threatened to wipe off Pakistan from the face of the earth by the use of nuclear weapons,” he knowledgeable.
The AJK president mentioned that India’s ambition of changing into a colonial and imperial energy within the area has led it to utilizing the Line of Precise Management in Ladakh for sabotaging the Belt and Highway Initiative (BRI). It has additionally shaped a four-member alliance QUAD – comprising of India, USA, Japan and Australia – to oppose the BRI and, particularly, the China-Pakistan Financial Hall (CPEC).
“India is the biggest barrier for progress in the region. SAARC has been struggling for decades and that too because India has been standing in the way of economic integration as it wants to establish its hegemony in South Asia,” mentioned the president.
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Talking concerning the state of affairs in IOJ&Ok, he mentioned that India is working towards the coverage of lebensraum by reoccupying the State of Jammu and Kashmir, bifurcating it and now bringing it beneath the direct rule of Delhi. He in contrast the brand new domicile guidelines launched within the occupied valley, to the coverage adopted by Nazi Germany towards the Jews, based mostly initially on financial strangulation, adopted by demonisation and marginalisation and at last bodily extermination.
The president apprised that in IOJ&Ok political leaders have been incarcerated, the youth are being killed and tortured in jails throughout Occupied Kashmir and northern India. He added that 13,000 Kashmiri boys have been kidnapped and saved in jail homes the place they’re being subjected to torture and brainwashing. Bipin Rawat, India’s Chief of Defence Workers, has mentioned that these boys (some as younger as 10 years outdated) are extra harmful than a pellet-firing shotgun as a result of they elevate the slogan of Azadi (freedom) and self-determination, he mentioned.
The AJK president mentioned that members of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) ought to begin a boycott, divestment and sanctions motion towards India, whereas the company sector of those international locations ought to be discouraged to put money into India as they’re committing human rights violations towards Kashmiris and Muslims of India.
“Start by banning the import of non-halal meat into OIC countries and the formation of a Kashmir Humanitarian Fund with the help of the Islamic Development Bank and Islamic Solidarity Fund.”
He additionally steered a global civil society motion be mobilised to delegitimise Hindutva and marketing campaign to declare RSS a terrorist organisation. “The biggest and the most trained terrorist organisation in the world is the RSS. They have openly declared to target Muslims not only in South Asia but all over the world”, he added.
Appreciating the supportive function of the OIC, Masood Khan appealed to the Arab League and the Gulf Cooperation Council to boost their voice towards Kashmir and name out the egregious human rights violations happening in IOJ&Ok.
Talking on the web-conference hosted by Pakistan Excessive Fee, the president appealed to highly effective nations to make ethical and authorized selections for bringing India to justice and serving to dismantle this machine of torture in IOJ&Ok. “Silence is a crime when such torture is openly taking place in any part of the world”, he mentioned.
He added that 25,000 Hindus from throughout India have been given domiciles of IOJ&Ok; and in the identical method, through which Muslim Indians have turn out to be second class residents, Kashmiris should run from pillar to put up simply to show that they’re state topics. “If we don’t stop this now, IOJ&K won’t be a recognisable entity like it is today. Two million Hindus will be brought in over the coming years” he mentioned.
The AJK president mentioned that India’s non-permanent seat within the UN Safety Council will result in three setbacks within the Council. Firstly, it would attempt to delete the agenda from the us calendar; secondly, they might make efforts to cease us from holding casual conferences on Kashmir; and thirdly, they are going to imperil funding of the mandate of the UNMOGIP. “As a permanent member of the UNSC, the United Kingdom can stop this and create a balance in the UNSC,” mentioned the president whereas talking to his viewers.
He urged the British citizenry and its civil society to guide the marketing campaign of letter writing and awareness-raising on Kashmir within the worldwide realm.
He additionally thanked MP Steve Baker for his lively and vocal function in elevating his voice for the Kashmir individuals by authoring a letter. He urged him to make use of his clout with 10 Downing Avenue and the FCO to mobilise the UK in direction of Kashmir advocacy in each the British Parliament and the us.
The online-conference hosted by the Pakistan Excessive Fee London was attended by Pakistan Excessive Commissioner to the UK Nafees Zakaria, MP Afzal Khan, MP Naz Shah, MP Steve Baker, MP Tony Lloyd, MP, Imran Hussain, MP Khalid Mahmood, Lord Qurban Hussain, Councillor Aasim Rashid, Mr Muzammil Ayub Thakur, Chairman JKSDMI Raja Najabat Hussain, President Tahreek-e-Kashmir UK Fahim Kiyani, Dr Nazir GIllani, Syed Ali Raza, Shaista Safi and different main members of the civil society.