Lahore, September 01, 2019 (PPI-OT): Thousands throng to Karachi’s Shahrah-e-Faisal amid heavy rains to participate in “Save Kashmir March” held under the aegis of Jamaat-e-Islami Pakistan. Holding placards, banners, AJK and Pakistani flags, the participants including a large number of women and children made a commitment that they would continue their support to Kashmir cause till its logical conclusion.
The participants also chanted full throat slogans against Indian genocide in held regions. Their banners read “We Stand with Kashmiris”, “Save Kashmir-Save Pakistan”, and “Kashmir belongs to Pakistan and Pakistan belongs to Kashmir.” JI chief Sirajul Haq, JI Sec General Ameerul Azim, JI Karachi Chapter Amir Hafiz Naeemur Rahman addressed the gathering.
“Rulers cannot fight the case of Kashmir from their luxurious air-conditioned rooms,” said Siraj while suggesting the government to take practical steps to remove the fence at LoC, which he said was acting as ‘Berlin War’ between AJK and held Kashmir. The 450 kilometer fence was illegal, he said, adding people of Kashmir and Pakistan were not accepting it.
The JI chief also called for abolishing the Simla Agreement with India. He said New Delhi had already violated the UN Resolutions on Kashmir and mutual agreement with Pakistan. So, he questioned, what was the use of that piece of paper?
“It is time to act decisively. If we lost Kashmir we God forbid will lose Pakistan. Kashmir is matter of life and death for us.” He demanded the government announce its roadmap on Kashmir cause. Siraj suggested that AJK Assembly should give representation to the people of held Kashmir and other diasporas and then the assembly should act as official representative for the entire Kashmir. He said the government must stop “dialogue with India rhetoric” as it was completely useless now. “They [Indian army] are killing our children, brothers, sisters in Kashmir and we are taking about dialogues.”
Why the government was putting pre-conditions that it will talk to India if New Delhi took back decision on Article 370 and 35A or if it lift curfew, he questioned, adding the people of Pakistan no more wanted dialogue with India but they demand a concrete and bold action in support of Kashmiri masses.
Referring to Muslim students in Indian state Kerala who raised Pakistani flags during a protest, he said Muslim population of India were up against Hindutva hooliganisms and days were not so ahead when many Pakistan like countries came to existence within India. Siraj said Modi government should not only forget that it will keep Kashmiris as its slave, it should also be ready for further division of India.
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