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Kashmir Siege Day: Bilawal terms Modi’s August 5 action tyrannical, dark chapter of history

August 05, 2021

ISLAMABAD: Chairman Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has said that India’s controversial, unilateral and illegal decision to revoke Occupied Jammu and Kashmir's special status was a desperate attempt to suppress the Kashmiris' movement for independence.

On the occasion of the Youm-e-Istehsal (Kashmir Siege Day) being observed today (August 5) to protest the illegal merger of Occupied Kashmir into Indian territory, Bilawal said the Modi regime's actions weren’t only an attack on the occupied valley and its peaceful people, but also a blatant attack on the legitimacy and writ of international law, the will of the global population as expressed in the UN Resolutions, and on the principles and philosophy of coexistence, democratic values and humanity. "The siege of Occupied Kashmir by occupying Indian forces will always be remembered as a dark chapter of history", he added.

Bilawal said the RSS-driven Hindutva ideology of apartheid and division being pursued by the fascistic Modi would not succeed and the issue of Kashmir would only be resolved through a plebiscite. “After the changing situation in Afghanistan, it is imperative to resolve the Kashmir issue to save the region from falling to the flames of anarchy. The global community should wake up and smell the coffee”, he added.

The Chairman PPP said his party would neither remain silent on Indian atrocities, nor would keep silence over the criminal negligence of the Selected Prime Minister in the case of the Kashmir cause.

“I can't even begin to think of retreat. The promise and word of Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto is a promise I intend to keep. The will of the people of Kashmir will decide their future. There can be no compromise on that”, he maintained.

He said that the people of the occupied valley have been waiting for the leaders of Pakistan to stand united on the Kashmir issue. “Since the selected government has come into power, personal ego and interests have taken precedence over actual national policy,” he added.

He assured the people of Kashmir that despite the failed foreign policy and incompetence of the selected Prime Minister, the people of Pakistan and their democratic and constitutional institutions stand united behind the legitimate struggle of Kashmir people.

Bilawal pledged to continue to be an advocate for the Kashmiri people who are facing violence and brutality at the hands of Indian occupied forces every day, and said that he would continue fighting for their basic and universal right to freedom. “The world must rouse from its slumber on the Kashmir issue, and I won’t stop until it does.”