China supports our struggle; no reason to oppose presence of its army in PaK: Hurriyat (G)
Hurriyat (G) on Monday said that they have "no reason to oppose" the presence of Chinese Army in Pakistan-administered Kashmir as it was part of a business deal between Pakistan and China.
"The presence of Chinese army in Azad Kashmir is under a mutual agreement between Pakistan and China and it is a part of the Pak-China economic corridor process and the pro-freedom people have no reason to oppose this move," said a spokesman.
He said China is a strong supporter of the right to self-determination of the Kashmiri people "so it is in no way fair to compare the Chinese army with such a cruel and oppressive occupational forces of India who are carrying out genocides of the Kashmiri people in a planned manner since last 68 years."
It said India has long-pending border disputes with China. "… and many border states of India including Arunachal Pradesh are still a cause of tension between the two countries."
"The two neighbors sometimes share bitter relations over these issues but as far as the state of Jammu & Kashmir is concerned, it is quite different issue," said the statement.
"If there is any misunderstanding, we (Hurriyat Conference) believe that after attaining freedom from the Indian forced occupation, it can be settled in a friendly atmosphere and China will never do any such action which will endanger the sovereignty and integrate of Jammu & Kashmir."
He said that the Kashmiri nation as a whole was "extremely thankful" to China for its unconditional support to "our freedom struggle and this country does not recognize the illegal and forced occupation of India in Kashmir."
Calling the statement of Omar Abdullah as "half truth, immature and meaningless", he said "China has not attacked and forcibly occupied the Pakistan Administered Kashmir.
"Omer Abdullah has no moral justification to criticize the pro-freedom people because he accepting the Indian forced occupation in Kashmir and is providing a certificate to their illegal control. How can you lecture people to do such things over which you yourself do not act? It is the hypocrisy and it cannot be the way of a principled man," he asked.