PESHAWAR - Like other parts of the country, activists of different political parties, organizations and civil societies on Tuesday rallied to express solidarity with the suppressed Kashmiri people, and called for resolving the Kashmir dispute through the UN resolutions.

They strongly condemned the atrocities of the Indian law enforcement agencies against the helpless Kashmiri people, and lauded the courage of Kashmiris for keeping their struggle of self-determination in the occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The protestors led by Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chapter Ameer Prof. Ibrahim Khan, Secretary Information Israrullah Advocate and scores of party’s district level leaders were holding placards, flags and banners inscribed with slogans against the atrocities of the Indian army and violations of basic human rights in Indian Held Kashmir. Despite the heavy rain, the infuriated protestors raised slogans against the atrocities upon Kashmiri people and violations of the human rights.   

They also raised slogans as “Kashmir Baney Ga Pakistan, Kashmir Hamara Hai” (Kashmir will become Pakistan, Kashmir is ours), and accept the self-determination of the Kashmiri people. The JI rally took-out from its district office in Nishtarabad, moved towards GT road, where it turned into a procession.

Addressing the protestors, JI Provincial Chief Prof. Ibrahim said that due to the flawed foreign policy of the State the incumbent rulers have weaken the stance of the country on Kashmir, while the cruel and barbaric stand of India was get sleet, he added. “India has illegally occupied the Jamu Kashmir, and constantly disregarded the resolutions of the UN, he alleged.

The JI ameer also criticized the incumbent rulers for failing to present the long lasted Kashmir issue in the Muslim World, and termed it unserious attitude of the rulers towards the dispute. “We will not accept the Most Favored Nation (MFN) status to India at any cost, he warned and said that those who given the status should leave Pakistan and go to India.

He also claimed that due to the untiring efforts of the JI former chief Qazi Hussain Ahmad on Kashmir cause, the rulers were compelled to officially observe February 5, as Kashmir Solidarity Day.

Prof Ibrahim asked the rulers to mend their way, as Kashmir is the integral part of Pakistan and no solution without giving a right of plebiscite to Kashmiri people is possible.

Similarly, in Dir Lower according to JI provincial secretary information the JI workers led by party central naib ameer Sirajul Haq and Hizbul-Mujahideen Pakistan provincial chief Taj Ali Shah and former MPA Muzafar Syed advocate took-out a rally in Taimergara.

Addressing the participants of the rally JI ameer Sirajul Haq said that their struggle will be continued till the independence of held Kashmir, and blamed that the incumbent rulers have become a main hurdle in the independence of Kashmir. The incumbent government has followed an unserious attitude upon the core issue of Kashmir, and have no concern with the interests of Kashmiri people at all, he remarked.

The rulers, he blamed were busy in extorting dollars from the US and other imperialistic forces aimed to press the core issue.

He strongly condemn the Indian forces violating the human rights in Kashmir. On the occasion, Hizbul Mujahideen leader Mr Shah said that Indian government do not accept the diplomatic ways to resolve the issue, whereas the only solution to Kashmir is Jehad.

Meanwhile, the Jamaat-e-Islami Karak has said that the successive governments have caused irreparable loss to the Kashmir policy.

This was informed in a condemnation meeting of Jamaat-e-Islami district Karak held on the eve of Kashmir Solidarity Day at Peer Oden Shah mosque with its District President Maulana Samiur Rehman in the chair while the arranged rally was postponed due to heavy rain.

While addressing the meeting, which was largely attended by JI workers, Samiur Rehman, General Secretary Ayatullah and Vice President Muhammad Zahoor in their separate remarks alleged that Pervez Musharraf had damaged the Kashmir cause and termed the UNO resolutions outdated.

They added that the incumbent government also continued the Musharaf policies on Kashmir.

They resolved that they would not let the government accept India as Most Favourite Nation (MFN) for trade and added that without resolving the Kashmir issue boosting trade with India would be tantamount to withdrawing from the principled stand on Kashmir.