Masood urges global media to speak more eloquently for oppressed


Islamabad February 2 (Online): AJK President Sardar Masood Khan on Tuesday called upon the international media, civil society and freedom-loving people around the globe to speak more eloquently against the Indian government’s illegal actions in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
“The steps that India has taken in IIOJK can be termed as a colonization of the territory and brutalization of its people. India invaded Kashmir bifurcated the territory and annexed it with its federation without the consent of Kashmiris and this was an open war against them,” Masood asserted.
Addressing two different webinars on Kashmir organized by Pakistan Embassy in Azerbaijan and Pakistan Embassy in Berlin Germany in connection with Kashmir Solidarity Day, the AJK President said that the people of Jammu and Kashmir have been fighting for freedom for 200 years, first, against the Dogra regime and then against the successive regimes of the Indian state.
“We demand India to withdraw its troops from occupied Jammu and Kashmir, release all political prisoners including Yasin Malik, Shabbir Ahmed Shah and Asiya Andrabi, cease human rights trampling in the held territory, stop attempts of change of demography of the disputed territory, and grant right of self-determination to the Kashmiri people in the light of the relevant UN resolutions”, Said AJK President.