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Modi’s August 5 last year decision illegal, immoral, unlawful & strategic blunder: PM

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Mubashar Naqvi

MUZAFFARABAD: Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan termed Narrinder Modi’s illegal, immoral and unconstitutional steps taken on August 5 last year as “strategic blunder” and added that Modi’s miscalculation would cost him dearly.
He was addressing the special session of the Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Legislative Assembly in connection with Youm-e-Istehsal here on Wednesday.
Khan said that Modi won election overwhelmingly on the basis of hatred against Pakistan and Hindutva card. “Revocation of special status of the Indian Illegally Occupied Kashmir was as part of Modi’s election agenda, which he implemented after winning the election”, he added.
The Prime Minister said that Narendra Modi was hesitant to revoke the special status of IIOK in his last tenure.
“Modi’s move to revoke special constitutional status of Kashmir was based on four assumptions including pleasing his Hindu base, Pakistan will remain silent on the Indian move, the world power will not challenge his move and people of Kashmir will not retaliate and will be subdued by the use of force and massive troop deployment in the occupied territory”, IK said.
He added India was under the false presumptions that its 800 thousand troops deployed in the occupied territory, terror being spread by the RSS terrorists and putting innocent people behind the bars will make the people of the occupied territory silent.
Prime Minister said that Modi committed a strategic blunder and he failed because Pakistan did not remain silent on the Indian move and atrocities being committed against the Kashmiri people.
He said that he personally took the important world leaders, including US President Donald Trump into confidence over the Kashmir situation and effectively used media to expose Modi’s fascist policies having ideologies similar to Nazis.
Prime Minister said that Pakistan’s campaign in media and taking world leaders, including US President Donald Trump, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and French President Emmanuel Macron into confidence yielded positive results and now Kashmir has become a focal point of the world.
“Due to the effective campaign, the European Parliament and British Parliament hold discussions on the Kashmir, Pakistani diaspora are holding demonstrations to highlight the Kashmir cause”, IK added.
The Prime Minister said that due to the effective policies of his government, Indian occupation forces could not commit atrocities on the Kashmiri people to a scale on which they wanted.
He said that the western media used to portray India a better country than Pakistan but during the last one year and Pakistan’s image has improved due to effective policies of his government.
Imran Khan said that India’s designs in Kashmir have failed to break the spirit of the people of Kashmir and the Kashmiri people have become more resilient and valiant in the face of heightened restrictions and atrocities.
He assured the people of Kashmir and the lawmakers that his government will raise the issue of Kashmir at every forum.
He said that now no pro-Indian Kashmiri leader can be successful because there is resentment among Kashmiris.
He said that the pro-India Kashmiri leaders Farooq Abdullah have now become convinced that Quaid-i-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah was right and that they were deceived.
He said that the situation in the IIOK will further deteriorate as Indian has been trapped in the blind alley. He said that the opposition march and Coronavirus pandemic have created hurdles in the government’s efforts to highlight the Kashmir cause but the government is committed to continue to highlight the issue.
Talking about the release of new political map of Pakistan, he said that it is an important step and is aimed at telling the world that Kashmir is a disputed territory and its fate is yet to be decided according to the UN Security Council resolutions. He said that it was imperative to release the map to counter India as it has shown Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan as part of its territory. He said the new political map will educate the youth about the true status of Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister announced that renowned Kashmiri leader will be honored and decorated with Nisihan-e-Pakistan. He said that those nations which never accept defeat cannot be defeated.
Prime Minister Imran Khan has said Pakistan has so much potential that no other country has in the world but Pakistanis do not have idea of this potential. Pakistan developed fast in 1960s but gradually its progressed slowed down and the country’s economy dilapidated. However we should not be disappointed over the situation.
Earlier, AJK Legislative Assembly strongly denounced the Indian illegal, immoral and unconstitutional steps taken on August 5, 2019 scrapped the special and disputed status of occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
In a unanimously passed resolution, the house also condemned the massive human rights violations by Indian occupant forces in the held valley and demanded UN, global HR bodies and civilized world to help stop the Indian atrocities on the innocent and oppressed people of Jammu and Kashmir.
The resolution moved by Leader of the House Raja Farooq Haider Khan expressed serious concern over the illegally detained Hurriyat leaders and demanded their immediate release.
It also demanded vigorous diplomatic campaigns at global fora to highlight the true perspective of Kashmir liberation struggle.
TLTP adds: Earlier, upon his arrival in Muzaffarabad, Prime Minister Imran Khan also led a rally in Azad Jammu and Kashmir’s capital. He was joined by AJK President Masood Khan and PM Raja Farooq Haider.
Early in the morning on Wednesday, Prime Minister Imran Khan tweeted that he will address the AJK Legislative Assembly to show solidarity with the oppressed Kashmiris.
“Kashmiris in IOK have been subjected to a brutal fascist military siege by India since its illegal actions of 5th Aug last year followed by efforts to change the demography of IOK,” the Prime Minister said in a tweet on Wednesday.
“I will continue to be an ambassador for all Kashmiris whose voices India has tried to silence through its brutal illegal occupation of IoK,” the Prime Minister said, adding that after many years his government raised the Kashmir issue effectively at international forums.
“My government raised the Kashmir issue effectively before the UN and exposed the Hindutva supremacist fascism of the Modi government,” he said.
The Prime Minister added, “We have also depicted the aspirations of the Kashmiri people and our commitment to UNSC resolutions in the political map of Pakistan released yesterday.”
In a separate message, Prime Minister Imran Khan reaffirmed Pakistan’s support to the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir (IoK) in their struggle for self-determination.
In his message on Kashmir Siege Day marking 365 days of the unprecedented inhuman military siege and communication blockade since India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019, PM Imran Khan said that Pakistan will always stand with its brothers and sisters in the IOK until they get the right to self-determination through a free and impartial plebiscite under the United Nations as per the relevant UNSC Resolutions.
“Let me be absolutely clear: Pakistan will always be with its brothers and sisters in IOK. We will never accept, and neither will the Kashmiris, the illegal Indian actions and oppression of the Kashmiri people,” he said.
The Prime Minister reiterated his call for the international community to step in immediately and take practical steps to force India to reverse its present course against the Kashmiri people.
“For the sake of the besieged people of IoK, and for the sake of fairness, justice and human dignity, it is imperative that the international community steps in immediately and backs its words of condemnation with practical steps that will force India to reverse its present course against the Kashmiri people,” he added.
While calling Indian atrocities in IoK as a crime against humanity that had destroyed lives, crippled livelihoods, and imperiled the very identity of the people of Indian Occupied Kashmir, the PM said, “Eight million Kashmiris have been made prisoners in their own homes by the Modi government.”
Imran Khan said the extremist and expansionist BJP-RSS combine, represented by the current Indian Government, is unabashedly pushing the ‘Hindutva’ agenda.
The official statement further said that Indian government is seeking to change the demographic structure of the region and turn its Muslim majority into a minority in blatant violation of relevant UN Security Council Resolutions and international laws, particularly the 4th Geneva Convention.
Young men are being extrajudicially martyred in “fake encounters” and so-called “cordon and search” operations, almost on a daily basis, while the real Kashmiri political leadership remains incarcerated,” he remarked, the PM Office quoted him as saying in the message.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Pakistan Imran Khan inaugurated “Resistance Wall” in memory of the oppressed Kashmiris in Muzaffarabad.
Prime Minister Imran Khan participated in a solidarity walk along with AJK President and Prime Minister and others to commemorate one year of military siege of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir.
Additional Chief Secretary Dr. Asif Hussain briefed Prime Minister Imran about the resistance wall.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Imran Khan has started consultations with party leaders in the wake of by-election on two Punjab seats after the deaths of two PML-N lawmakers due to coronavirus.
The Prime Minister chaired a meeting here at his residence in Bani Gala to hold initial consultations on by-polls in the two constituencies.
National Assembly constituency, NA-75, became vacant after the death of PML-N MNA Syed Iftikharul Hassan and PP-51 Gujranwala got vacated after the death of PML-N Punjab Assembly lawmaker Shaukat Manzoor Cheema; both of them died of COVD-19.
The meeting attended by Governor Punjab Chaudhry Mohammad Sarwar, Ejaz Chaudhry, Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry and SAPM on Youth Affairs Usman Dar, mulled over a list of proposed candidates, election campaign and other polls-related activities.