Washington (APP): India is conspiring to change the population ratio in the Indian Occupied Kashmir with an ulterior motive to harm Kashmiris’ freedom struggle, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan said here on Wednesday, calling on the United States and the international community to intervene and prevent the Indian government from committing gross human rights violations in the disputed territory.
Addressing a press conference at the end of his visit to Washington, the AJK President said that the Western nations and the United States should not let themselves hoodwinked by India which was using its so-called economic potential and its strategic location to blackmail them into silence and close their eyes to the brutalities there.
“The purpose of my visit here was to awaken the world consciousness and remind them of their obligations toward the plight of the innocent Kashmiri people,” the AJK President said, adding that œwe are not here to beg for freedom. We will continue to give every sacrifice to achieve our goal”.
The AJK President drew the world attention towards India’s planned move to change the population ratio in the held-Kashmir and said that in 1947, Kashmiri Muslims made up nearly 63% of the total population in Jammu which has now come down to 33%.
“In addition to genocide of the innocent Kashmiris , Indian authorities are bringing Hindus and non-Muslimse from outside Jammu and Kashmir and settling them there with an ulterior motive to turn Kashmiri Muslims into minority.”
He said such tactics were in violation of the international law and the Geneva convention and the United Nations must take note of it and stop India from resorting to such moves.
The AJK President, however, made it clear that the Kashmiri people will not let the Indian authorities to achieve their nefarious designs and will approach every world forum and render every sacrifice to win their birth right to self-determination.