Masood urges Arab nations to pressure India into stopping killings in IOJK
Sardar Masood Khan, President of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has said that the Arab nations must use their influence with India to help halt killings and illegal demographic changes taking place in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
The President made these remarks while interacting with a delegation of leading religious scholars led by Molana Tahir Ashrafi, Chairman Pakistan Ulema Council, who called on the President here at Jammu and Kashmir House.
During the meeting Molana Tahir Ashrafi informed the President of their efforts in reaching out to the Arab world for raising awareness on the Kashmir dispute. He said that Arab political and religious leaders including the common man stand united with the Kashmiris in their right to self-determination. He added that they were given this assurance during their frequent interactions with the people of Arab countries.
Molana Tahir also suggested sending delegations fluent in the Arabic language to Arab countries in order to help communicate and highlight atrocities taking place in IOJK. He also apprised the President of the numerous articles, write-ups written by him in Arab newspapers and the successful campaigning for Kashmir issue over social platforms launched by him and his peers for audiences in Arab countries.
Sardar Masood Khan thanked the members of the delegation for their effective and well-coordinated efforts in raising the Kashmir issue in Arab countries. He also thanked the members of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) for issuing strong statements condemning the actions taken by India on August 5 last year. He also expressed his gratitude to the OIC-International Permanent Human Rights Commission for squarely rejecting the Indian Government's illegal actions to alter the demographic status of IOJK.
President Masood Khan said that we enjoy a close bond with Arab countries and we have high hopes from them in helping resolve the Kashmir issue. He added that Arab countries should also consider imposing economic pressure on India to reverse steps taken in IOJK. He said that Arab nations can also resort to a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to pressurize India into complying with international human rights obligations.
The AJK President appreciated the positive role played by the All Pakistan Ulema Council in helping to highlight the various issues faced by the Muslim Ummah. The President also appreciated the Council for organising seminal conferences and rallies on pertinent issues including Kashmir.