Srinagar: (PCP) A one-day seminar “Proposed Reunification of POJK with India” was organised by J&K Youth Development Forum at Town Hall Kunzar Baramulla District of North Kashmir.
The seminar was held keeping in view the current political situation in Jammu and Kashmir and Pakistan observing February 5 as so called 'Solidarity Day' with people of Jammu and Kashmir. During the day-long seminar, the participants debated on the current political scenario in Kashmir and how concerted efforts are being made by some unscrupulous elements to attack the tenets of democracy in Jammu and Kashmir.
“The world bodies especially UNO should take note of the oppressed people of PoK, Gilgit and Baltistan. Pakistan couldn’t hold a single free and fair election in these areas in 70 years, but imposed rulers on these hapless people. Pakistan is also changing the demography in Gilgit and Baltistan," said Arif Ahmad Dar, Secretary Peace and Justice Forum.
On the contrary, he said, people in Kashmiris have full faith in the Indian democracy. “The overwhelming participation of the people in the recent Panchayat, Municipal and BDC polls is proof of it. Pakistan should set its own house in order rather than poke its nose into the affairs of Jammu and Kashmir," the speaker added.
Another speaker Sajad Ahmad Rather Vice President of Utthan Mission Trust and a trade union leader aid that Kashmiris have realized that Pakistan was not their well-wisher. "Pakistan always highlights Kashmir issue to hide its failure while dealing internal crisis. It is high time for Pakistan to pay attention to its own problems that afflict them rather than doing what is not theirs and never will be,” he said.
Reacting to observance of ‘Kashmir Solidarity Day’ in Pakistan, Jammu and Kashmir Youth Development Forum founder and social activist Farooq Ahmad Ganderbali strongly criticized Pakistan for taking Kashmir issue on roads. The JKYDF rejected all statements of the leaders of Pakistan with regard Jammu and Kashmir on this so called 'Solidarity Day.'
He questioned the rallies and speeches by various parties and groups, including banned JuD, on 'Kashmir Solidarity Day.' "There is no legitimate reason for Pakistan to disturb the peaceful atmosphere of Jammu and Kashmir and they them self being occupants of POK cannot raise fingers on others. Pakistan’s self-destructive and futile quest for territorial arrogance in Jammu and Kashmir is well known to everyone,” Ganderbali observed.
“Kashmiris have full faith in Indian democracy and overwhelming participation of the people in recent assembly polls is an ample proof of it,” he added.
The JKYDF founder advised Pakistan to first set its own house in order and then poke its nose into Jammu and Kashmir. “People of Kashmir have realized that Pakistan is not their well-wisher and Pakistanis are not their friends,” he added.
He said Pakistan “orchestrated bloodshed” in Jammu and Kashmir and fought “proxy war”, and used Kashmiri youth for making its plans work in JK.
“Pakistan has failed to keep the pot boiling due to the befitting reply given by the security forces and people of Kashmir foiling their sinister designs. After failing in all the errands, now Pakistan is trying to raise non-issues to ensure that peace and normalcy are not restored in Jammu and Kashmir," Ganderbali added.
On the occasion Dr Sahil Mohiudin , Prof. Ghulam Rasool Rahi, Nazar Ahmad trade leader, Dr Manzoor Ahmad, Ghulam Hassan Rather, Wajahat Rasool Law student of Kashmir University, Er Bashir Ahmad and Advocate Sajad Saleem Bhat also addressed seminar and made people of Kashmir aware regarding the propaganda of Pakistan in the name of so called solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir .
They appealed to the international community to pressurize Pakistan to stop sending terrorists and negative propaganda on social media against our country.