November 12, 2019

Siraj wants govt to scrap Simla pact with India

KARACHI: Jamaat-e-Islami Ameer Sirajul Haq called on the government on Sunday to eliminate the 1972 Simla Agreement with India in the wake of the brutalities perpetrated by Indian forces in the detained Jammu and Kashmir.

“While our people are dying, you are acting as a mere spectator,” he said, addressing a demonstration held to express solidarity with the cashmerers who stagger under a curfew day and night and an unprecedented communication blackout for several weeks

The JI chief said it was his legal right to fight to free himself from the illegal occupation of his lands by India.

Sirajul Haq said that New Delhi has faced many freedom movements and appealed to the Kashmir people detained to move forward while Pakistan supports them.

The JI chief reiterated that they could not be intimidated by the belligerent attitude of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He said we can never trust the president of the United States, Donald Trump, who takes a U-turn. He said that you can never trust the United States as we had seen in the past sometimes. He announced that he would launch a strategy for Kashmir’s freedom after consulting with the nation.

Despite adverse weather conditions, a large number of people, including workers and leaders of various political and political parties, participated in the march.

Siraj demanded that the government provide a clear roadmap for the freedom of occupied Indian Kashmir. He said that the struggle of the people of Kashmir for their freedom from Indian occupation is legitimate by all means and international laws. He said that more than 600,000 Indian troops are already present in an internationally recognized disputed territory. In this scenario, he said, being part of the conflict, the Pakistan Army should also be there. Expressing his full confidence in the capabilities of the Pakistan Army, the head of JI said that the government and the army should announce a road map for the freedom of the occupied territory.

In response to the Indian measure to unilaterally withdraw Articles 370 and 35A from its constitution, it demanded that the government revoke the Simla Agreement and take solid measures to eliminate the 450 km long Control Line fence.

He also demanded that the government provide representation to the people of Kashmir occupied in the legislative assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir. He made it clear that statements on social networks will not work with respect to the freedom of the occupied territory of Kashmir and it is time to take practical action with courage and a realistic approach.

The JI chief warned the government of a massive march to Islamabad if the ruling regime does not fulfill its due role. He regretted that no solid activity was observed at the government or state level. However, he said that the entire nation can hear the cry of the mothers and sisters of Indian occupied Kashmir. He urged the ruling class to follow in the footsteps of Tipu Sultan, instead of Mir Jaffar and Mir Sadiq.

Senator Sirajul Haq assured the government that the entire nation would support the rulers, if Islamabad takes a step forward for the freedom of Kashmir.

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