President Masood condemns use of force against worshipers in IOK.


RAWALAKOT: Condemning firing on the participants of Eid congregations with pellet guns and tear gassing on the protestors in Occupied Kashmir, Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan said coercion and oppression will not help India to suppress the voice of Kashmiri people for their right to self-determination.
He expressed these views during his meeting with different public delegations that called on him at circuit house here on Friday.
The President said that high handedness against the participants of Eid congregation at Centeral Eid Gah Srinagar and other parts of the occupied territory by Indian forces has exposed India’s so-called secularism and its claim of religious freedom to all.
He said that people of Kashmir celebrated Eid in an atmosphere of fear and terror as their children are killed and maimed even on the most sacred day of the Eid
Sardar Masood Khan while paying great tribute to the people of Kishtwar in Jammu region said that people of the town came out of their houses and staged a forceful protest in the town against Indian oppressive measures and in favour of freedom of their motherland.
He went on say that people of Kashmir would continue their legitimate struggle for their right to self-determination until they achieved the desired goal.
Earlier talking to different delegations from Union Council Pachiot, Union Council Dothan, Banjosa, Singhola, Horna Mera, and other areas of district Rawalakot, President said that development in education, health, and infrastructure is a priority of the government.
The heads of the public delegations including Sardar Azad, Sardar Waqas, Sardar Owais, Sardar Jahangir, Nazeer Awan, Sardar Jawed Munawar, Sardar Ashiq Hussain and Muhammad Akhtar and others apprised the President that land sliding near Azad Pattan Bridge is cause of great inconvenience for the commuters between Rawalakot and RawalPindi.
The delegation also apprised the President that commuters between Rawalakot and RawalPindi are feeling insecure because of the growing incident of muggings in the area between Kahuta in RawalPindi district and Azad Pattan in Azad Kashmir.
The delegations also demanded a first aid post or mobile health unit on Rawalakot Goin Nualla road to meet any emergency on the road. The President assured the delegations that their problems will be addressed at the earliest.
He also directed DHO Rawalakot to prepare a feasibility report for establishment of first aid post in the area. A delegation of cross loC traders also called on President and told him that unjustified interference of customs officials is ruining cross loC trade.
The president assured the traders that the issue will be take up with the relevant authorities of the government soon. The President also assured the public delegations that steps will be taken for widening and improvement of Khaigalla-Tolipir road to facilitate the increasing number of tourists in the area.


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