SRINAGAR: Hurriyat Conference (G) on Sunday thanked Pakistan, PaK, and Kashmiri people across the world for observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ while terming it “encouraging and praiseworthy”.
The conglomerate in a statement issued here said, “We are thankful to every section of Pakistan for raising their voice against the human rights violations and organising demonstrations on this day.”
It said the people of Jammu Kashmir are pursuing a sacred mission of right to self-determination and it is the moral duty of people across the world to “come to our rescue and help us through all possible means”.
“The role Pakistanis and Kashmiris across the globe play on this day is laudable. Pakistan from day first supported us in our struggle against forced occupation. The country must further its endeavours vis-à-vis resolution of Kashmir issue and augment its political and moral support,” it said.
Huriyat said observing the ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ is a “step to highlighting the miserable situations in occupied Kashmir at all international forums”. “Pakistan is a sovereign and autonomous state; so all its embassies need to be reorganised with the historical facts about Kashmir issue and the atrocities inflicted (on the people) by forces. These embassies should clear that Kashmir issue has nothing to do with extremism and that its people are striving for their right to self-determination.”
The amalgam appealed to Pakistan to demonstrate steadfastness and persistence and “never budge before the pressure diplomacies of India”. “We hope it (Pakistan) will continue its political, moral and diplomatic support to our just and genuine cause,” the Huriyat said.
In a statement issued here, Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Chairman, Mirwaiz Umar Farooq thanked the government of Pakistan, its people, and country’s leadership for their “unconditional and unflinching support to Kashmiri people’s political movement of right to dignity and self-determination at all levels”.
“We appreciate the government of Pakistan and its leadership who for the past seven decades, despite difficult and testing times for the country itself, have always extended all possible support to our political movement for the resolution of Kashmir dispute in accordance with our aspirations and to end uncertainty and discord in the region,” Mirwaiz said.
“The people of Kashmir have for a long time battling hardships and oppression for their just cause and the continuous help and support extended to us by Pakistan in such difficult and trying circumstances has greatly added to the people’s strength and determination to carry forward their just political struggle,” he added.
The hurriyat (M) chairman said Pakistan being one of the main parties to Kashmir dispute has always played a leading role in helping Kashmir’s resistance movement by providing every possible political and diplomatic support both regionally as well as at the international level. “The resolution of the Kashmir dispute lies in either the implementation of the United Nations resolutions or through the alternative route of dialogue between New Delhi, Islamabad, and Kashmiris and unless this dispute is addressed Kashmir will continue to bleed and hostility between India and Pakistan will continue which at any point can take a turn for the worse as both are nuclear powers,” he said.
Mirwaiz said New Delhi’s “obduracy and inflexibility” over the resolution of the dispute while ignoring the ground realities and political actualities of Kashmir “is prolonging our suffering and the dangerous situation in the subcontinent”.
He said New Delhi cannot always remain in denial of the reality of Kashmir nor can it forever suppress the just demands of the people and persecute them. “It is time that GoI addresses the issue and take practical steps to initiate meaningful transparent and result-orientated dialogue both with Islamabad as well as people of Kashmir,” Mirwaiz added.
Hurriyat (G) provincial president and chairman National Front Nayeem Ahmad Khan said ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ is observed by Pakistan to express its support to the “suppressed nation of Kashmiris”.
“The day is also observed to garner support from the international community for the resolution of the long pending dispute of Kashmir. We as a suppressed nation feel encouraged to see the emotions, affection, and enthusiasm of the people of Pakistan towards Kashmiris. We are highly grateful to them for their unflinching support,” he said.
“We hope that Pakistan as one of the core parties to the Kashmir dispute will not only continue its efforts for the final resolution of this long-pending dispute but will also accelerate these efforts so that India’s attempts to weaken the resistance movement of Kashmiris be tackled,” Khan added.
He said Pakistan needs to attract the attention of international community towards the “Indian hostility and other colonial tactics”. “Indian state is at war with helpless Kashmiris at different levels but despite all odds Kashmiris are fighting and sacrificing for their noble cause of freedom. Our youngsters are nourishing this movement with their blood,” he said.