MIRPUR: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan on Friday paid tributes to the valiant people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) for their resilience to face India’s barbaric scorched-earth policy, and their resolve to resist colonialism and foreign occupation.
“We are with our brothers and sisters in IIOJK until together we repulse the Indian invasion and wrestle down the monster of Hindutva which is feeding on Kashmiri lives and rights,” Masood said in a video message to the Kashmiri people in connection with the Youm-e-Istehsal (August 5) marking the first anniversary of last year’s unilateral illegal Indian action of abrogating the special constitutional status of IIOJK and its military siege.
He said the day (August 5) had gone down as the blackest day in the history of Kashmir as on that day last year 900,000 Indian occupation forces invaded the IIOJK and re-occupied it. Ever since they had been brutalising the people and colonising the territory. The occupation army, he said, had killed hundreds of young men, incarcerated thousands of boys and children, and forcibly disappeared Kashmiris. All freedom leaders were under illegal detention. Concentration camps had been set up in the occupied territory in order to force political activists to discard their quest for liberty.