GILGIT: As massive rallies have been held throughout Gilgit-Baltistan in protest towards a current assertion by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Meeting (GBLA) unanimously adopted two resolutions condemning the controversial remarks.
The resolutions termed Modi an extremist Hindu chief and enemy of Muslims.
One of many resolutions, tabled by GBLA Speaker Jaffarullah Khan, described the assertion as baseless and stated it was an try and divert the world’s consideration from the human rights violations being dedicated in India-held Kashmir and the remedy being meted out to minorities in India.
It stated the individuals of Gilgit-Baltistan have been “the actual Pakistanis”. “We have been with Pakistan and shall be with Pakistan. We’re proud to be Pakistanis.”
The decision stated the individuals of the area “would react strongly” if the Indian chief issued an analogous assertion in future.
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The opposite decision, tabled by GBLA member from the Islami Tehreek Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Haider, stated that by way of his assertion Modi had tried to mislead the world.
It stated the individuals of the area would foil any aggressive designs of India and thwart all its efforts to destabilise and dismember Pakistan.
At a few of the rallies held in protest towards Modi’s assertion, audio system urged Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to interrupt his silence over the difficulty and provide you with equally arduous-hitting remarks. The protests have been organised by native and nationwide events and by civil society organisations.
In Gilgit, separate rallies have been organised by the PML-N, PPP and the religio-political events.
Numerous individuals, together with college students, attended a rally held by the PML-N in Gadibagh, Gilgit. Holding aloft banners and placards inscribed with slogans highlighting the atrocities in held Kashmir, the members raised slogans towards the Indian prime minister.
Talking on the event, GBLA Speaker Jaffarullah Khan termed Modi’s remarks concerning the area and its individuals “the most important lie of the century”.
He stated the Indian chief had harm the emotions of hundreds of thousands who beloved Pakistan and who have been able to sacrifice their lives for the nation.
GBLA member from the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Raja Jahanzaib stated the individuals of Gilgit-Baltistan have been united within the defence of the nation. “Such statements won’t ever be accepted,” he stated.
“After eliminating the Dogra Raj, the individuals of Gilgit-Baltistan joined Pakistan of their very own accord. So, we’ll all the time stay part of the nation.”
Mr Jahanzaib additionally urged Prime Minister Sharif to provide you with a tough-hitting rejoinder to Modi’s remarks.
A number of processions have been taken out within the space, which have been later merged to create one huge rally. Hundreds of individuals participated within the occasion.
Chatting with the individuals, spiritual students urged the worldwide group to take discover of the human rights violations in India-held Kashmir.
Talking at one of many rallies, PPP chief Amjad Hussain stated the individuals of Gilgit-Baltistan had rejected Indian rule again in 1947. He additionally criticised Mr Sharif over his silence on the matter.
In Skardu, numerous individuals attended a rally which was organised after the Friday prayers. Individuals attending the demonstration burnt an effigy of the Indian prime minister.
Anti-Modi demonstrations have been additionally held in Diamer, Ghanche, Ghizer, Astore, Hunza and Nagar.
In a press release, federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Chaudhry Barjees Tahir urged the worldwide group to take discover of Modi’s assertion about Balochistan and Azad Kashmir, which he stated was tantamount to interfering in Pakistan’s affairs.
He stated the assertion was a violation of the United Nations Constitution and towards diplomatic etiquettes.
Revealed in Daybreak, August twentieth, 2016
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