Kashmiris won’t compromise on their rights: PaK President

He said the struggle of the people of Kashmir, who had been sacrificing their lives for the past 70 years, would continue along with moral and diplomatic campaign by Pakistanis and their brethren in PaK.

TARIQ NAQASH
Muzaffarabad, Publish Date: Sep 16 2017 12:50AM | Updated Date: Sep 16 2017 12:50AM
Kashmiris won’t compromise on their rights: PaK PresidentFile Photo

Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Friday said the Kashmiris on both sides of the Line of Control had given a loud and clear message to India as well as to the international community that they would continue their struggle for right to self determination.

Speaking at Meet the Press programme here, he maintained that there were three ground realities with regard to Kashmir: “strong resolve of the Kashmiri people to achieve right to self determination; India’s unrelenting repression in the Jammu and Kashmir; and the studied silence of the international community on gross human rights violations by India’s security forces.”

“However, in spite of the worst ever atrocities let loose by Indian government and the regrettable response of the international community, Kashmiris are daily making it clear to the whole world that they will not compromise on their inalienable right to self determination,” he added.

He said the struggle of the people of Kashmir, who had been sacrificing their lives for the past 70 years, would continue along with moral and diplomatic campaign by Pakistanis and their brethren in PaK.

“We are not disappointed by the indifference of the international community. Allah willing we will break its silence on Kashmir,” he said.

He said India had wrongly made the international community realise that it could put a stop to China’s rapidly growing economic power and influence on the one hand and safeguard the financial and commercial interests of Western countries on the other.

However, India’s edifice of false beliefs and negative thinking would soon stand collapsed, he added.

The PaK president pointed out that India had intensified its efforts to change the demographic composition of Kashmir and to alter the quasi-autonomous status of the region, but the Kashmiris would not let her designs succeed.

Khan denounced the "construction of the settlements for the Kashmiri Pandits and former military personnel in Kashmir," saying it too was a way to alter the demographic realities of the region.