Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Mohammad Masood Khan in a press release on Tuesday warned that a “Trump-Modi nexus” might spell catastrophe to regional peace.
The assertion follows a gathering between US President Donald Trump and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, within the run-as much as which the US State Division had designated Hizbul Mujahideen leader Syed Salahuddin a worldwide terrorist and slapped sanctions on him ─ a transfer slammed by the Foreign Office at this time as ‘utterly unjustified’.
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Each leaders had referred to as on Pakistan to make sure that its territory is not used to launch terrorist attacks on different nations, a press release from the White Home stated.
Sardar Khan, who retired from the overseas service of Pakistan as a profession diplomat, claimed that the US had all the time deceived Pakistan and its newest choice was yet one more instance of it.
“The US has by no means acknowledged Pakistan’s sacrifices regardless of the latter’s being a frontline state within the warfare towards terrorism,” he stated.
Khan questioned the justification of the US choice, claiming that the Hizbul Mujahideen had been struggling solely for freedom of India-held Kashmir (IHK), and was neither linked to any terrorist group nor had resorted to any motion outdoors IHK.
“In reality, it’s the Indian military committing terrorism in occupied Kashmir. Ignoring the genocide of Kashmiris by Indian military and declaring freedom fighters as terrorists is a legal departure from worldwide humanitarian and democratic norms by the US,” he claimed.
Tons of of individuals from totally different walks of life staged a rally within the capital of Azad Jammu and Kashmir to sentence the US administration’s determination of designating Salahuddin a terrorist.
Demonstrators began the rally from Muzaffarabad’s well-known Burhan Wani Chowk, named after a Hizbul Mujahideen commander who was killed by Indian forces in IHK final yr.
Simply in entrance of them, a big Indian tricolour flag was additionally positioned on the bottom with two younger youngsters standing on it.
Amid loud anti-India and professional-freedom slogans, it was later torched by the demonstrators.
Representatives of separatist teams and political events took robust exception to the choice which they termed a reprehensible try by the Trump administration to please India.
Talking on the rally, Khawaja Farooq Ahmed, a senior chief of the opposition Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) and a former AJK minister, claimed it was the weak overseas coverage of the PML-N led authorities in Islamabad that had inspired the Trump administration to take this step throughout Modi’s go to.
“In case you are critical in your avowals of extending diplomatic, political and ethical help to the Kashmiris, then you need to present some power and as a primary step summon the US and Indian envoys in [the] Overseas Workplace to lodge [a] protest over this unfair choice,” he stated, addressing the federal authorities.
Ahmed additionally requested the AJK authorities to offer a strike name on each side of disputed Kashmir, like Zulfikar Ali Bhutto had given for February 28, 1974, to precise rejection of the US determination.
“All political events and mujahideen teams must be taken on board to make this strike a historic one,” he stated.
PPP chief Shaukat Javed Mir and a number of other others additionally spoke on the event.
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