LAHORE: President, Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies (CPGS) and Senator Sehar Kamran on Friday said that India could not suppress the Kasmiris’ spirit for independence even by deploying 1,700,000 troops in occupied Kashmir.
She said that once again India was attempting to create’ smokescreen of a dialogue’ with the Kashmiri Hurriat leaders without taking all stakeholders on board.
Talking to APP senator Sehar Kamran said despite brutal atrocities by Indian troops indigenous struggle for the right of self-determination by Kashmiris has continued for more than 70 years.
“Despite deployment of unprecedented number of Indian troops and agencies and using every weapon to destroy the Kashmiri spirit, India has failed in the face of bravery and unbending resolve of courageous Kashmiris”.
To a question, she said that continued violations of Line of Control were blatant example of India’s diversionary tactics.
She said the people of Pakistan stand firmly with their Kashmiri brothers and sisters, adding Pakistan will not turn a blind eye to growing Indian atrocities.
“Like all Pakistanis, the issue of Kashmir is very close to my heart, and I have been raising it at all available forums. In 2016, I wrote to the (now former) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, asking him to take notice of the atrocious Indian move”, she added.
To another question Sehar said that undoubtedly all roads to peace in South Asia pass through Kashmir. The resolution of the Kashmir dispute is only possible by implementing UNSC resolutions in true letter and spirit, thereby enabling the people of IOK to get their right of self-determination through a fair and free plebiscite, she stressed.
Meanwhile, Indian police, Friday, arrested Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Jammu and Kashmir Peoples League (JKPL), Mukhtar Ahmed Waza, in Islamabad town of Indian occupied Kashmir
According to Kashmir Media Service, Mukhtar Waza along with a party delegation was scheduled to visit Khudwani area of Kulgam to meet the families of the youth recently martyred by Indian troops. However, Indian police arrested him outside his residence at Kadipora in Islamabad and detained him along with the delegation at Sherbagh Police Station in the town.
The JKPL spokesman in a statement strongly condemning the arrest of party Chairman deplored that the puppet authorities denying space for resistance leadership to carry out its peaceful activities.
Meanwhile, Indian police arrested Hurriyat leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Muzahamat, Bilal Siddiqi, after raiding his residence in Srinagar.