SRINAGAR: The Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) chief Syeda Asiya Andrabi Saturday urged the Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to raise the Kashmir issue with the US President Barack Obama during their upcoming meet.
She appealed Sharif to also highlight the “atrocities inflicted upon Muslims in India”.
“As a leader of a significant Muslim country, Nawaz Sharif is duty-bound to discuss the overall problems of the Muslims of the subcontinent with Obama. He should highlight atrocities on Indian Muslims besides the Kashmir issue with the US President,” the DeM chief said in a statement.
Asiya said Indian Muslims are going through a difficult phase and there is nobody to speak for them.
She said the whole world “is silently witnessing the brutal murders of Indian Muslims being carried out by Hindutva forces on different pretexts”.
“Pak premier is duty-bound to raise these issues with Obama and he should urge him to stop India from what it is doing to its Muslim population,” she said.
The DeM president said that while discussing Kashmir issue, the Pak PM should make Obama realise that the dispute “is not any ordinary bilateral issue between India and Pakistan”. “But, Sharif should tell Obama that it is a case of forcible and unjustified occupation against the wishes of the absolute majority of the occupied state.”
“Nawaz Sharif should give a reference of J&K High Court’s recent observation that ‘Jammu and Kashmir has never merged with India’. He should make the US President realise that he is doing injustice by supporting India’s unjustified stand on Kashmir,” she said.
Asiya also urged the Pakistan PM to raise the issue of Dr Aafiya Sidiqui with the US president. “He (Sharif) should demand her shifting to Pakistan in case America doesn’t release her.”