Srinagar: Calling on the United Nations to take serious note of “Indian designs” to convert Muslim majority status of Kashmir into a minority, participants of a seminar in Pakistan on Monday claimed “these designs are intended to defeat the essence of Kashmiris’ inalienable right to self-determination, the purpose of relevant UN resolutions”.
At a Seminar: “Indian Designs to Change Demography of Kashmir – Violation of UN Resolutions and International Law” organised by All Parties Hurriyat Conference in Islamabad on Monday, the participants expressed deep concern on “Indian systematic designs” to change demography of Jammu and Kashmir including plans to abrogate Article 370 and Article 35 A of the Indian constitution.
“Indian judiciary is working as a subservient institution of Indian government with regard to Jammu and Kashmir and the petitions filed by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) backed think-tank against Article 35A in Indian Supreme Court form a conspiracy to pave way for settling Indian citizen in Kashmir by abrogating the above mentioned Article,” the resolution passed by the seminar observed.
The participants of the seminar, which included those from the government, asked Pakistani government and all their national parties to “adopt a proactive approach to project in the world the Indian state terrorism perpetrated in Kashmir, take all steps to assure the people of Jammu and Kashmir Pakistan’s full and unconditional support to their legitimate freedom struggle and make further steps towards utilising all relevant UN mechanisms to bring to justice the perpetrators of crimes against humanity committed by Indian authorities”.
Mian Raza Rubani, Chairman Senate of Pakistan; Nafees Zakria, FO Spokesperson; Siraj-Ul-Haq, chief of Jama’at-e-Islami; Masood Khan, President PaK; Aijaz-Ul-Haq, Ch Latif Akbar, PPP PaK; Adv Ahmer Bilal Sofi; Cheif Justice (r) Sardar Aslam; Abdul Basit, former ambassador; Gh Mohammad Safi (Convenor APHC-G); Syed Faiz Naqashbandi (Convenor APHC-M); Shaikh Tajam ul Islam (Executive Director KMS); VC MUST Mirpur; Dr Habib ul Rahman; Dr Muhammad Khan; Justice (r) Shaw Khawaja; Brig (r) Ishaq attended the seminar.
The participants asked the Pakistani and international media to give “due coverage to the continued sufferings of the people of J&K”
Appealing the international organizations including the OIC, EU to play a “meaningful and effective role” in the resolution of the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, they said, “these organizations (should) formally approach India to allow access for international organizations to Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir.”
Asking India to stop forthwith “its efforts of changing the demographic composition”, the seminar demanded ceasing forthwith “all human rights violations against and stop the bloodshed of the people of Jammu and Kashmir”
The participants alleged that the government of India was “defaming” Hurriyat Conference leaders by “involving them in fake cases, causing harassment by conducting raids on their houses through its organisations like NIA and Enforcement Directorate and lodging them in notorious jails like Tihar jail of New Delhi as collective punishment”.
The participants called on the government of India to allow UN investigations into the human rights situation, “to establish responsibility and determine appropriate punishment for the perpetrators of such crimes that are against international humanitarian law and international human rights laws”.
Asking United Nations to assume its responsibility of holding plebiscite in J&K, it urged the world body and other relevant international fora to investigate “all massacres, gang-rapes, fake-encounters, forced disappearances, wilful blinding using pellet guns, etc. committed by the Indian forces and Hindu terrorist organizations RSS, etc. and bring the perpetrators to justice”.