7 decades on, Kashmir dispute unresolved: Imran

7 decades on, Kashmir dispute unresolved: Imran
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SRINAGAR: Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan in his special message on ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ observed that the Kashmiri struggle for freedom is gaining strength with each passing day, and deplored that despite the passage of 70 years, the dispute remains unresolved.
The premier pointed out that despite the passage of seven decades, the Kashmir dispute remains unresolved.
“Ruthless killings, pellet injuries to children and infants, rapes and torture; Indian atrocities in Indian-occupied (sic) Jammu and Kashmir continue unabated and so does the spirit and courage of Kashmiris in their fight to achieve the legitimate right to self-determination,” he said.
The premier noted that the “number of tortures, rapes and killings perpetrated by the Indian occupation forces against innocent Kashmiris has become a case study in unprecedented violence.” “Thousands of innocent Kashmiris have been brutally tortured and extra-judicially killed during forced disappearances or illegal custody by the Indian occupation forces, which enjoy full immunity under draconian laws.”
The observance of Kashmir Solidarity Day commemorates the “strong and unflinching resolve of the Kashmiris to achieve the inalienable right to self-determination from Indian subjugation which does not weaken, rather strengthens with every passing day, and with each new act of Indian cruelty,” the prime minister concluded.
Meanwhile, Director General (DG) of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) – Pakistan Army’s media wing – Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor also tweeted a message in support of Kashmir.
The DG ISPR said that “the decades of atrocities engineered by Indian occupation forces in Kashmir have failed to suppress [the] ever-strengthening, legitimate freedom struggle”.
“Determined Kashmiris shall succeed,” he added.