Islamabad; 11 June 2018: Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir, has strongly condemned the killing 0f six Kashmiri youth in fresh acts of terrorism in Kupwara district.

The President said that cordon and search operations have become routine features of the occupation forces’ operations to target and kill youth. “It is ironic that the Indian Occupation forces have intensified operations against the Kashmiri youth after the announcement of the so-called ceasefire which they have not observed”, he said

President Masood Khan said that the Kashmiris were being victimised to quell their freedom struggle and their right to self-determination.

The President also expressed deep concern over the continued detention of the Joint Resistance Leadership and arrests of other political activists. He added that the entire territory of the IOK is under siege and in many cities entry and exit points have been blocked which has created difficulties for patients, student and teachers. “This kind of blockade must be immediately lifted to give minimum relief to the residents of the occupied territory”, the President said.

The President said that in order to resolve the Jammu and Kashmir dispute, India will have to sincerely and openly acknowledge the dispute and cooperate with the leadership of Kashmir and Pakistan to explore a diplomatic solution through dialogue within the framework of the UN Security Council Resolutions.

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