MUZAFFARABAD: Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan and President Sardar Masood Khan held a meeting on Friday during which matters of national interest including border tension between India and China at Sikkim-Tibet border in Ladakh and its impacts on Jammu and Kashmir were discussed.

During the meeting the global scenario in the context of Kashmir conflict, the repression of Indian forces in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, consequences of the promulgation of new domicile laws by the Modi government and the situation erupted out of the outbreak of coronavirus in Azad Kashmir were also discussed.

The AJK president and the prime minister while expressing satisfaction over the steps taken by the government and the cooperation extended by the people to contain the spread of novel coronavirus expressed the determination to focus on all protective and preventive measures to effectively control the pandemic.

Holding India responsible for the escalation of tension between the Indian and Chinese forces in Ladakh, President Masood and PM Haider strongly condemned India’s aggressive approach, and observed that India, on the one hand, was threatening to impose war on Pakistan while on the other, it is challenging the security and sovereignty of Nepal.

“Now the unarmed scuffle between Chinese and the Indian forces at Sikkim-Tibet border in the Ladakh region has proved that India has expansionist designs, and it has become a big threat to the peace and security of the region,” they added.

Strongly condemning new domicile laws imposed by the Indian government, the AJK president and the premier described it a conspiracy to change the demography of Occupied Kashmir and to deprive the people of the disputed territory of their lands, businesses and the rights of employment and education.

They paid glowing tributes to the people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJ&K) for rejecting the RSS-BJP actions, carrying out the unprecedented struggle against India’s illegal occupation, and rendering matchless sacrifices for the realisation of their right to self-determination.

Both assured the people of IOJ&K that they are not alone in their struggle but the whole Pakistani nation and every child of Azad Kashmir are with them.

Speaking on the occasion, the AJK president condemned the accelerating door-to-door searches by the Indian troops, killing of Kashmiri youth in fake armed encounters and subjecting them to torture in detention, and urged the international community to take practical steps to prevent India from committing the worst human rights violations.

Premier Haider also condoled with President Masood on the death of his uncle Sardar Mohammad Nazir Khan and offered Fateha. The state minister Dr Mustafa Bashir and prominent scholar Sahibzada Salim Chishti were also present on the occasion.

Meanwhile, former AJK chief justice Chaudhry Mohammad Ibrahim Zia and Chief Secretary Matahir Niaz Rana also called on the state president and expressed grief over the death of his uncle, and offered Fateha.