KARACHI: Former Attorney General of Pakistan and Justice Anwar Mansoor Khan, Secretary-General of the World Kashmir Forum (WKF), said that Indian aggression on occupied Kashmir would not be accepted under any circumstances. The World Kashmir Forum will become the voice of the oppressed Kashmiris and expose India’s ugly face to the United Nations, the Commonwealth, the United States, the United Kingdom, the European Union, the OIC, and other international human rights organizations. He was addressing a crowded press conference. The Chairman of World Kashmir Forum Haji Rafiq Pardesi and members of the Central Cabinet Yaseen Azad Advocate, Rafiq Suleiman, Kanwar Mohammad Dilshad, and Sheikh Rashid Alam were also present on the occasion.
The World Kashmir Forum is going to file a petition in the United Nations demanding that India abide by the UN Council’s resolutions and restore the status of the disputed territory of occupied Jammu and Kashmir. This would be the first public petition to be filed on the Kashmir issue. Anwar Mansoor Khan further added that the establishment of the World Kashmir Forum has made the plight of Kashmiris a global issue, and our constitutional and legal war will highlight and give rights to the oppressed Kashmiris. The World Kashmir Forum will be headquartered in Pakistan, while the US, UK, EU member states, and OIC countries will open their regional offices in the respective countries. Anwar Mansoor Khan said that to expose India’s ugly face to the world, the WKF will work with global media representatives, global think tanks, and key global figures to raise awareness and smoothen public opinion through seminars, conferences, panel discussions, and conventions.
Announcing the launch of “Justice Now for Kashmir” campaign by the World Kashmir Forum to end the illegal Indian occupation of Kashmir, he said, “We are also going to launch a signature campaign for this petition on social media.” We will get signatures from at least 2 million people. In the first phase of this campaign, Pakistan and overseas Pakistanis will be given a chance. In the second phase, OIC countries and in the third phase, the rest of the world will be included. Anwar Mansoor Khan said that both Pakistan and India are nuclear powers, and the current situation can escalate to a full-blown nuclear war. We demand that the inhumane curfew by India in occupied Kashmir be immediately lifted. The situation in occupied Kashmir should be normalized, and foreign observers and representatives of the international media should be allowed there.
In light of the UN Resolutions for occupied Kashmir, Kashmiris should be given full freedom to decide their future. Speaking on the occasion, Chairman World Kashmir Forum Haji Rafique Pardesi said that the world’s silence on Kashmir issue is no longer a matter of choice; it is a serious criminal act now. The Indian government’s atrocities are increasing day by day, and oppression and barbarism have reached new heights. The murder of a grandfather in front of his innocent three-year-old grandchild has shocked and rocked the world to its core. An example of a greater act of barbarism cannot be found in recent history.
The United States, Britain, the European Union, the OIC, and human rights organizations should note this barbaric act of terror. India has not been able to suppress the Kashmiris’ spirit of freedom even by deploying 800,000 troops in occupied Kashmir to continue its aggressive occupation. Extrajudicial killings in Occupied Kashmir are a norm. For how long will human rights organizations remain silent? Raising voice for oppressed Kashmiris is essential for the survival of humanity. It is time to shake the dormant conscience of the world. Modi government is pursuing the Hindutva policy in Kashmir, inciting hatred against Muslims and spreading false news on social media. Grave human rights violations in the Occupied Kashmir Valley are waiting to be avenged by a free and fair plebiscite. The Indian government has imposed a curfew in Kashmir and imprisoned the Kashmiri people, which continues till today. The Kashmiri people have been forced to live in lockdown. The Indian government is openly violating human rights. The continued silence of the international community is exacerbating the situation. If this inner lava erupts, which is only a matter of time, not just the region’s peace but world peace could be seriously jeopardized.