UN resolutions only option to resolve Kashmir issue: Firdous

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Staff Report

ISLAMABAD

The Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Information and Broadcasting Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Tuesday said that Kashmir is a disputed territory which could only be resolved under UN Security Council resolutions.

In a tweet she warned that there are great threats to the regional peace if India continues its policy of fanatic mindset of the hardline Modi government on Kashmir and asked the India to review its extremist policy.

She said that preventing the Kashmiri Muslims from performing worship and religious obligations on Eid-ul-Azha day was the death of a secular India. “Stopping Kashmiris from religious activities on Eid occasion shows India’s mindset to make its illegal control over disputed territory.”

Dr Firdous said that the violence, curfew, ferocity, brutality and detention could never stop the freedom movements. Guns could not dampen the morale and the freedom struggle of Kashmiris, she added.

She said that Pakistanis and Kashmiris are connected with mutual bonds of love and affection. At last Kashmiris would get success for their basic right of self-determination. She said that the Indian ferocity and brutality could not deprive Kashmiris of their right to self-determination.

Earlier, talking to media in an area along Indian border at Sialkot on Monday, she said confinement of Kashmiris to their homes in Occupied Kashmir even on the day of Eid speaks volumes of the inhuman treatment meted out by Indian government to people of Kashmir.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the atrocities of Modi government on Kashmiris are reminiscent of the scenes of Karbala.

She said whole government, Pakistani nation and the media condemns this barbaric treatment to the innocent Kashmiris. She said Kashmir has virtually turned into a large prison and people are facing shortages of food, medicine and other necessities of life due to complete clamp down of the held area by Indian authorities.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said India has forgotten that spirits of freedom cannot be curbed with guns.

Special Assistant to Prime Minister said the government has dedicated the Eid to sacrifices of Kashmiri people.

She said the hearts of Kashmiris and Pakistanis beat in unison and the afflictions of Kashmiris affect everyone in Pakistan.

She paid rich tributes to the sacrifices and strong determination of Kashmiris who are willing to risk their lives in order to realize the dream of their right to self-determination.

Dr. Firdous Ashiq Awan said the Indian step of scrapping the independent status of Kashmir has been condemned by the countries in region and beyond.

She said Kashmir is an inseparable part of Pakistan and it is our jugular vein.