SRINAGAR: Expressing her gratitude to the prime minister of Pakistan, Mian Nawaz Sharif, for his “bold and realistic” speech on Kashmir made at the UNGA session, chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiyeh Andrabi, on Thursday regarded Pakistan’s efforts to “internationalize the ongoing Kashmiri resistance movement” as a “success”.
“The speech by Mian Nawaz Sharif at the UNGA on Wednesday is a big step towards the success of our ongoing resistance movement. Despite, India’s false propaganda and difficulties within the country, Pakistan showed to the world that how much they are concerned about Kashmiris,” she said in a statement issued here.
“In an 18-minute speech, the Pak PM dedicated almost nine minutes to Kashmir which is something extraordinary. It is a clear message to the oppressed Kashmiris that no matter what, a nuclear armed state will always back their just and pious struggle. It is also a clear message for us that there is someone who will always plead our case wherever needed,” she said.
She said that it becomes “imperative” for the people and the leadership of Kashmir to remain “steadfast in their resolve”.
“We must resolve that this movement shouldn’t meet the same fate as what happened in 2008 and 2010. The leadership as well as the people must remain steadfast, as it is important not only for us but for the dignity of Pakistan as well, who is pleading our cause at every forum,” she said.
She urged people to not to pay heed to the “falsehood and lies” spread by “jingoist Indian media”.
“They are spreading lies by attributing false statement to different countries regarding Pakistan. Nepal already has issued a statement in this regard clarifying that it has never said anything which is being said and written in Indian media. So, people should pay no heed to such jingoism shown on Indian channels,” she added.
About the recent happenings in Kashmir including Uri attack, Andrabi said that it was a state policy of India to “fabricate events” whenever there is an international event round the corner.
She said that a claim by the government that thousands of youths have applied for SPO jobs in Kashmir was a “blatant lie”.