Srinagar, January 17, 2016 (PPI-OT): In occupied Kashmir, the forum patronized by the veteran Hurriyet leader, Syed Ali Gilani, rejecting the integral part statement of the Indian External Affairs Ministry about Jammu and Kashmir, has termed it as ridiculous and misleading. The forum spokesman in a statement said that the entire Jammu and Kashmir was a disputed territory which was waiting for its final resolution for last seven decades. “Kashmir is an internationally acknowledged dispute and the whole world is witness to the historic fact that how India invaded its troops in Kashmir on October 27, 1947,” the spokesperson added.
He said that the rulers from Lal Chowk, Srinagar, to the Parliament of India and UN had openly accepted the disputed nature of Kashmir and made promises to the people of Kashmir that they would be given a free and fair chance to decide their future. He said now India is backtracking from its promises and is using the entire state machinery to crush the peaceful and genuine voices of the Kashmiri people.
Terming the statement of the External Affairs Ministry spokesman, Vikas Swarup, as far from the historical facts, the forum said, “We can’t change the facts and realities just by closing our eyes or by restoring to propagandas. If anybody thinks so, he is living in the fool’s paradise.” He said that Jammu and Kashmir is not any border dispute between India and Pakistan but it is the issue of the future of 15 million human beings living there and they are the only authority to decide the dispute.
He said India and its policy makers should bear this in mind that the people of Kashmir have never accepted the control of India over Kashmir and they are fighting for the right to self-determination for which Kashmiris have given tremendous sacrifices so far. The spokesperson said that Kashmiri people were struggling for their just and genuine demands and no power in the world could stop them from achieving the goal.
Meanwhile, Hurriyet leaders Muhammad Yousuf Naqash, Hakeem Abdul Rashid, Bilal Siddiqi and Syed Bashir Andrabi rejecting the assertions made by Indian External Affairs Ministry in their joint statement said that Jammu Kashmir was not any a border dispute but it was the issue of the future of 15 million Kashmiris, who are to decide their future by themselves. They leaders said that India would never succeed in changing the facts and realities through false propagandas.
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