Whereas welcoming US Democratic presidential nominee and former vice chairman Joe Biden’s statements over the restoration of rights of Kashmiris, Azad Jammu and Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan has stated that Biden’s remarks are a proof that the world group has refused to purchase the Indian narrative on Occupied Kashmir.
Biden has requested New Delhi to take all mandatory steps to revive rights of all of the folks of Kashmir and asserted that restrictions on dissent, corresponding to stopping peaceable protests or shutting or slowing down web, weakens democracy.
The US ex-vice president additionally expressed disappointment over the Citizenship (Modification) Act and the enforcement of the Nationwide Register of Residents (NRC) in several states of India.
“We welcome the US Democratic Occasion chief’s remarks and urge Indian-Individuals and Muslim-Individuals to applaud Joe Biden’s coverage assertion collectively as a result of no person needs India to be dominated by theocratic fascists. Kashmiris’ liberties and basic rights, particularly their proper to self-determination, needs to be restored. It’s a simply demand,” President Masood stated in Muzaffarabad on Sunday.
Earlier addressing a operate held in reference to the disbursement of money grant among the many affectees of Indian shelling residing alongside the Line of Management (LoC), the AJK president stated that reduction being supplied by the federal authorities to 610,000 members of 80,000 households is the popularity of their sacrifices in addition to acknowledgement of the tasks being shouldered by the state authorities.
“Azad Kashmir just isn’t solely a powerful defence line of Pakistan, however the folks residing near the LoC and dealing with India’s direct aggression are the defenders of the motherland,” he added.
Whereas commenting on Prime Minister Imran Khan’s announcement to incorporate greater than 100,000 folks affected by the Indian firing on the LoC within the Ehsaas Emergency Money Programme and to concern well being playing cards to 1.2 million folks of Azad Kashmir, he stated that the folks of occupied and the liberated territory need to turn out to be a part of Pakistan not due to geographical location however on the premise of their religion and beliefs.
The AJK president stated that India’s ruling occasion BJP and the RSS have deliberate to eradicate the Kashmiri folks, occupy their lands, cut back the variety of Muslims within the meeting of Occupied Kashmir, and to show the entire state right into a colony of India, however the folks of each the liberated and occupied components of Kashmir would provide stiff resistance.
He went on to say that it’s excessive time that the federal government and the folks of Pakistan in addition to the valiant folks of Azad Kashmir undertake an aggressive coverage to counter India as a result of “India is continually threatening to assault Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan”.
“As an alternative of claiming that we’ll defend Pakistan and Azad Kashmir, we must also discuss in regards to the liberation of Khalistan, Assam, Tamil Nadu and Mizoram, and inform the world that India is now not a secular state nevertheless it has emerged as a fascist state,” he added.
President Masood additionally stated that India’s anti-Muslim strikes have woke up the Muslims internationally, and a wave for the renaissance of Islam has risen in the entire Muslim world. “It’s now clear that whether or not it’s Kashmir or Palestine, the Muslims are ready to safeguard their curiosity.”
Referring to Azad Kashmir, he stated that the liberated territory can emerge as an financial engine for Pakistan. At current, he maintained, that 2,000 megawatts of electrical energy is being generated in Azad Kashmir whereas the territory has a possible of manufacturing one other 8,000 megawatts of electrical energy “although our personal demand is between 300 and 400 megawatts, and the excess electrical energy is injected into the nationwide grid”.
On completion of Kohala, Gulpur, Azad Pattan, Dudhnial and lots of different tasks within the coming decade, Azad Kashmir will turn out to be the largest electrical energy producing area of Pakistan.
President Masood stated that Azad Kashmir just isn’t solely strategically essential for Pakistan’s defence however it may well additionally play an essential function within the financial uplift of the nation. “That’s the reason, we are saying that Pakistan is incomplete with out Kashmir and Kashmir has no identification with out Pakistan.”