Srinagar, Dec 12: Reacting to Pakistan Prime Minister, Imran Khan’s message on the Human Rights Day, Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Chairman, Muhammad Ashraf Sehrai on Wednesday said it is imperative for Pakistan to support the just Kashmiri cause courageously and highlight the Kashmir dispute at every opportunity and in every forum the plight, agony and sufferings of oppressed people, who are being perpetrated in Kashmir.
In a statement issued to KNB said, “Pakistan being one of the main parties to Kashmir dispute has always played a frontal role at both regional and international levels in highlighting the suffering of the Kashmiris as well as presenting the Kashmir dispute in its historical context.”
“We expect and hope full diplomatic, political and moral support from Pakistan to the people of Jammu and Kashmir in our just struggle for human dignity, respect and inalienable right to self-determination,” he added.
Sehrai said people of Kashmir appreciate Pakistan’s concern, but to put an end to the ‘appalling grind of repression and human right abuse’ that Kashmiri’s are suffering for the past seven decades, urgently “requires Pakistan as a party to the dispute to do much more.”
He said in spite of all the ‘suppression’, the rulers have not been able to break the will and commitment of the people towards the movement. “The continued moral and diplomatic support extended by Pakistan in such difficult and trying circumstances has always strengthened the determination of the people to carry forward their just and legitimate peaceful political struggle,” he said.
Sehrai further said, “Pakistan being a party to internationally recognised dispute not only bound by his political commitment but morally and religiously to support the Kashmiris in this hour of need and the goal of security and stability in South Asia depends upon the resolution of this dispute in accordance with the wishes of the Kashmiri people.”
“There is no other path to peace and prosperity in this impoverished subcontinent, unless the core issue of Kashmir was resolved as per its historical perspective and according to the wishes of Kashmir, dance of death and destruction will have no end,” he said.
Meanwhile, Sehrai expressed solidarity and grief over the demise of mother of Farooq Ahmed Dar (Bitta Karratay), who is languishing at Tihar Jail.
Terming her demise ‘a huge loss for the family and well-wishers’, Sehrai prayed for her heavenly abode and also for Sabr-i-Jamil of bereaved family.
On the directions of Sehrai, a team of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat led by district president Srinagar Rafiq Owaisi went to the bereaved family and paid tributes and expressed solidarity.
Sehrai strongly condemned the harassment of Manaan Wani’s family by the ‘Army personnels’.
He said that “these agencies were repeatedly visiting Manaan Wani’s home to harass his family members. The visit of the Army sleuths and unnecessary questioning has created a sense of fear among the family which comprises women folks is highly condemnable and outrageous.”
Sehrai said that authorities have crossed all moral limits to satisfy their hatred against
the Kashmiris. (KNB)