India using excessive force, state terrorism in subduing freedom struggle: Masood

President Azad Jammu and Kashmir Sardar Masood Khan says India is using excessive force, demographic transformation and state terrorism in subduing the freedom struggle in Indian Occupied Kashmir.

Talking to Convener All Parties Hurriyet Conference Syed Faiz Naqshbandi in Islamabad today (Wednesday), he said that India will never succeed in making Kashmiris give up their legitimate struggle in ascertaining their right to self-determination.

Masood Khan strongly condemned the recent killings in IOK under the guise of cordon and search operations. He said that the unarmed protestors are being mercilessly killed and illegally arrested for demanding their right to self-determination.

Both the leaders discussed in detail the report released by the UN Office of the High Commissioner on Human rights which categorically highlights the massive human right violations taking place in IOK and the protection provided to the Indian security personnel under the Armed Forces Special Powers Act and the Public Safety Act.

The President commended the efforts of Faiz Naqshbandi and other APHC representatives for actively highlighting the OHCHR Report at international forums.

Masood Khan strongly condemned the nefarious moves by New Delhi to do away with Article 35-A in an attempt to illegally change the demography of Jammu and Kashmir and withdrawing the minimum privileges that Kashmiris have under the Indian constitution.

Source: Radio Pakistan