PM Khan’s speech at Muzaffarabad rally generates a new wave of optimism across LoC
Let the PM decide timing and place of Long March says, Masadiq Khan
Islamabad: Prime Minister Imran Khan’s landmark speech at Kashmir solidarity rally in Muzaffarabad, in which he reiterated his resolve to fight for the cause of Kashmir and the besieged Kashmiris in Indian occupied Kashmir has generated a new wave of optimism amongst Kashmiris living on both sides of the line of control.
Cutting across the political divide, Kashmiri leaders, social and political activists hailing from different segments of the society have appreciated the incumbent government’s policies on Kashmir particularly the Prime Minister’s extensive political and diplomatic outreach and efforts to raise the global awareness vis-à-vis the worst humanitarian crisis in Indian occupied Kashmir, which continue to deepen further due to prolonged curfew, shortage of essential food commodities and lifesaving drugs.
Kashmiris, by and large, believe that an articulate and outspoken leader like IK, who dare to call spade a spade can plead the case of Kashmir well before the international community, which has unfortunately been watching the situation like a silent spectator stated Ershad Mahmud, Information Secretary PTI AJK. It is worth to mention here that since the Modi led regime in India revoked special status of Jammu and Kashmir the PTI government in line with the vision and directives of Prime minister Imran Khan had launched several political and diplomatic initiatives to sensitize the world community about the situation in the region and obtain their support.
Friday’s grand solidarity rally in AJK’s capital city Muzaffarabad, which was specially attended and addressed by the PM as part of the incumbent government’s policy to seek the attention of the world leaders and human rights bodies towards the decades’ long conflict that has assumed dangerous proportions.
While highlighting the dangerous situation in the restive region PM Khan in an attempt to stir the world conscience asked the international community to realize its, moral, legal and human responsibilities viz-a-viz the impending crisis in Indian occupied Kashmir. Prime Minister Khan said it was high time that the world should realize the sense of urgency, come forward in a big way and play its due role to mitigate the sufferings of Kashmiri people.
He was of the view the civilized world needs to understand the fact that India’s irrational madness can lead to nuclear confrontation, which he said would have far-reaching consequences in terms of peace and stability. He warned the international community that the Kashmir issue if remained unaddressed, would adversely affect the entire world.
PM Khan who had announced to become the ambassador of Kashmiris reiterated his pledge to raise voice for Kashmiris at all international forums. Highlighting the plight of Kashmiris who are reeling under suffocating siege IK said, “Only a coward person can oppress the people this way”. India he said would suffer immensely by pursuing Hindu fascism as state agenda against Muslims and other minorities.
Feeling the sense of charged crowed Khan said, “I do realize that the youth are impatient to cross the LoC to help out their besieged brethren in IoK but do not cross until I say”. “Many of you want to cross the LoC, but wait until I tell the world the horrific story of oppression in Indian Occupied Kashmir (IOK),” the prime minister said.
Meanwhile, while appreciating the PM Khan’s call to postpone LoC long March until he exhausts all diplomatic options, the PTI leader Raja Masadiq Khan has said that sagacity demands that the Prime Minister should decide the timing and place of the long march. “We should never throw away this option without any tangible gain”, he added.