Indian threats necessitate war preparations: AJK president

The Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President, Sardar Masood Khan has said that the youth of Azad Kashmir instead of waiting for any Mohammad Bin Qasim, themselves should become great commander, and liberate the besieged brethren of the occupied territory from the Indian shackles.

Addressing the Kashmir conference in Gahl Syedan village of Mohri Farman Shah area of Bagh on Saturday, he said that the Kashmiri people have always faced oppression, but now the time appears ripe to take the oppressors to the task.

The state president said that it is the responsibility of the international community to ensure peace and security and prevent fascism the region. Therefore, if the international community does not stop India from oppression, the Kashmiri youth will have no option but to take up the gun to fight Indian repression and fascism.

Sardar Masood Khan said that in view of what India is at present doing, jihad has become obligatory for all the Muslims particularly the Kashmiri people. He maintained that India has assaulted the Kashmiri people and the state of Pakistan, and the Indian rulers are publicly threatening to capture Azad Kashmir and disintegrate Pakistan. Therefore, the youth of Azad Kashmir will have to prepare themselves for the defense of their motherland as well as Pakistan.

The AJK president said that the Kashmiri people through their unprecedented struggle for their freedom as well as the realization of their right to self-determination, have proved that they are a brave and the valiant nation, and if the youth of occupied Kashmir, Azad Kashmir and Pakistan decided to jointly fight the freedom war, it would become impossible for India to resist.

“The youth of Azad Kashmir and the Pakistani people must keep in mind that if they could not defend their territory, they would not be able to play any role for the liberation of occupied Kashmir,” he added.

He regretted that big powers were silent over the worst brutalities in occupied Kashmir, and they are not ready to support the oppressed.”The goons of BJP and RSS do not care about any law and morality, and they can take any action against Pakistan and Azad Kashmir,” he cautioned.

Addressing the conference, Member of Azad Kashmir Legislative Assembly and Chairman Public Accounts Committee Abdur Rashid Turabi said that the state president Sardar Masood Khan was playing an unprecedented role on the diplomatic front to muster support for the Kashmiri people, and at the same time, he is also playing an active role in framing strategy for the policymaking institutions. “It is time that Azad Kashmir becomes the base camp of the liberation movement in the real sense, and its youth prepare themselves for an armed struggle.

In his address, Director General Kashmir Institute of Management, Brig (ret) Syed Akhtar Hussain Shah paid great tributes to the people of Bagh and adjoining areas for valiantly fighting the liberation war in 1947, and later in 1965 and 1990.

The conference was also addressed by public opinion leaders Amir Gardezi Advocate, Imtiaz Ahmed Shah Advocate, Maulana Imtiaz Ahmed Siddique and others.