Dukhatarn-e-Millat chairperson, Syeda Asiyeh Andrabi Wednesday said that India’s proposed ‘ illegal’ draft bill that imposes heavy fines and imprisonment for not showing Kashmir as part of its map cannot deter the people of Kashmir from struggling against the ‘illegal Indian occupation’.
She categorically rejected the claims made by Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson, Vikas Swaroop, that Jammu and Kashmir was an integral part of India.
In a statement, Andrabi also hailed the Pakistan’s timely intervention in this regard at the UN. She was referring to the letter sent by the Pakistan Foreign office to the UN in which it had written that the proposed draft bill was in violation to the UNSC resolution on JK and was against the international law .
“Pakistan’s timely intervention at the UN exposing Indian lies and its illegal policies in JK is a welcome step. By all means, this Indian conspiracy is against the international law as the world knows that JK is a disputed territory. India’s lies can’t change the status of this land,” she said.
She further said that such failed tactics by India cannot deter Kashmiris from struggling against the illegal occupation. “This is yet another cheap tactic by India but it must know that such things mean nothing to us,” she added.
“This bill is another failed attempt by India to weaken the resistance movement of Jammu and Kashmir. Like all the conspiracies and plots India has employed in Kashmir from the past seven decades, this too will meet a similar fate. Kashmiris will continue to struggle against the Indian occupation until India is out of here,” she added.
She said that threats of imposing fine and imprisonment can’t stop Kashmiris from resisting against India. “ Kashmiri nation is witness to the numerous accounts wherein people are facing imprisonment from the past 50-60 years; we have seen mothers sending their children into the battlefield and we are also witness to the fact that our 5-year-old kids pick up stones against a brutal Indian regime. We can’t be intimidated. By issuing threats of imprisonment and fine, India is only making a fool out of itself. Such meaningless tactics cannot deter us from pursuing our goal,”
“Kashmir has never been and will never be part of India. Our struggle will continue until Kashmir merges with Pakistan and the struggle for completion of the Islamic Pakistan comes to its logical end,” she added.