“Pakistan's Independence Day is celebrated today. Today we also celebrate our unity with the Kashmiris. After independence on August 14, 1947, despite Kashmir's decision to self-determination and UN resolutions, India did not allow it,” Ambassador of Pakistan to Azerbaijan Saeed Khan Mohmand said, ONA reports.
Diplomat stated that according to the amendment of August 5, 1954 Kashmiris possess the right of self-determination, however, India doesn’t allow that: “Currently, Kashmiri leaders Farooq Abdullah and other are in prison due to the situation. Additional 38000 forces are deployed to Kashmir and it is 9 days that curfew is applied in the area. TV and internet do not function, Kashmiri part had cut the connection with the world. Cluster bombs had been used against people in protest meetings. Despite the fact that the main income of the population is tourism. Indian government warned the tourists to leave the area. Latest situation was denounced in India. Sikhs and Christians, as well as Indian opposition, have denounced this decision. Indian ruling party is remembered with their hostility to Muslims in the last five years. They even burned the churches and obliged Christians to worship to Hindu religion. One of the reasons of the decision is to spread the “India is for Indians” mindset. Indians can now change the demographic situation in India and speak with allegation in UN. Diplomatic relations have been suspended with India and envoy is called back. Trade turnover is also suspended and bilateral relations are being reviewed. We applied to UN to discuss the issue. We will mark Indian Independence Day as mourning, dark day.
According to the ambassador, Prime minister Imran Khan has discussed the situation with fraternal countries: “This issue will be discussed with members of the UN Security Council as well. Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan has officially appealed to the UN. This illegal step of India is against the resolutions of the UN and aimed to change Kashmir’s status. The decision of Indian state creates economic tragedy in Kashmir. 9 people have already been killed by Indian military forces in Kashmir. Moreover, India, Pakistan and China are nuclear countries and events that will take place in the region can create great tragedies.”
The ambassador noted Azerbaijan’s membership of the Contact Group in the Organization of Islamic Cooperation said that he has been in Azerbaijani MFA due to these issues and has informed about the situation. “We expect full support from Azerbaijan and believe that Azerbaijan will support. I note again that the decision of India is contrary to the international norms."