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Democratic right: people of Pakistan stand by Kashmiri brethren: Khuhro

Senior Sindh Minister for Education Nisar Ahmed Khuhro has said that Kashmiris should be given their democratic right which has been acknowledged by the United Nations at several occasions, otherwise peace in the region cannot be guaranteed. Speaking at a seminar organised by the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation to commemorate Kashmir Solidarity Day, here on Thursday, he said that the people of Pakistan stand by their Kashmiri brethren in their struggle for freedom.

All Parties Hurriyat Conference (APHC) leader Abdul Majeed Malik, Sardar Nazakat and Administrator Karachi Saqib Ahmed Soomro also addressed the seminar. A large number of people as well as KMC officials and civil society representatives attended the event. Nisar Khuhro said that Kashmiris are not being given their right to self-determination.

In his speech, APHC leader Abdul Majeed said the people of Jammu and Kashmir have taken their freedom struggle to the point from where a U-turn is not possible. He said one hundred thousand people have been martyred and thousands of women have been widowed and human rights violations are still being committed by India. He said Kashmiris hate India and their freedom struggle has been moving forward in generations.

He thanked Pakistani people and government for their moral and diplomatic support to Kashmiris. The APHC leader said the Indian government is trying to change the demography of Kashmir by settling non-Muslims in the disputed territory, however, he added Indian government cannot succeed in their nefarious designs. In his address, Sardar Nazakat said, if needed, the people of Kashmir are ready to give more sacrifices for their freedom. He also thanked the people and government of Pakistan for their support to the Kashmir struggle.

Copyright Associated Press of Pakistan, 2015