Protesters refused to talk to the media, blaming them not showing the real picture of resistance to the world.
DESPARDES — Islamabad is considering ‘other options’ to deal with the deteriorating security situation post-India’s illegal move in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, fearing more bloodshed in the valley. “We fear more bloodshed in coming days in Occupied Kashmir,” Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said while addressing a news conference in Islamabad on Saturday. “We are considering ‘other options’ as well… we hope there’s no bloodshed, but we see things moving towards further escalation in tension,” he added. The minister went on to say that the government does not want to consider ‘military options’. “However, we reserve the right to defend our motherland in event of any misadventure,” he added. The foreign minister also said China has decided to fully support Pakistan on Kashmir issue amid New Delhi’s attempts to change the demography of the disputed area and ethnic cleansing of Kashmiris. Some 20,000 people on Friday came out on the streets in Srinagar to protest against India’s illegal moves. A similar protest was also witnessed on Saturday– protesters with eye injuries from pellets were admitted to different hospitals in the occupied valley. Protesters refused to talk to the media, blaming them not showing the real picture of resistance to the world.
Iran urges India, Pakistan to avoid any ‘hasty’ decision
Iran’s armed forces chief of staff on Saturday cautioned Pakistan and India to avoid any “hasty decision” in Kashmir without considering the wishes of the region’s people. “The parties are expected to refrain from any hasty decision on the fate of the (Kashmir) region, without regards to the people’s will,” Major General Mohammad Baqeri was quoted by Fars as telling army chief General Qamar Bajwa, by telephone. Iranian Speaker Dr Ali Larijani, said that he was fully aware of the Kashmir situation and said Iran wanted solution of Kashmir dispute according to the UN resolutions and aspirations of Kashmiri people. He also supported the people of Kashmir in their just struggle for securing right to self-determination.
45 British Lawmakers urge UN chief to stop India’s Kashmir move
Over 45 members of the British parliament and their peers have co-signed a letter written by MP Warrington South Faisal Rashid calling on the UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to intervene and prevent India’s unconstitutional attack on Kashmir’s autonomy. “We are deeply alarmed by reports that the Indian government has revoked Article 370 of constitution, stripping Kashmir of its autonomous status,” the letter states. It terms the unilateral Indian decision a direct attack on occupied Kashmir’s political status and its right to self-governance. The letter says revocation of Article 370 would have far-reaching and dangerous consequences for the region.
‘Kashmir Banega Pakistan’ Logo for Independence Day
An official logo, expressing the nation’s unwavering support to the oppressed people of Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, was launched in the federal capital on Saturday. The top civil and military leadership, in a security huddle held in Islamabad on Wednesday, had decided that August 14 – Pakistan’s Independence Day – would be observed to express solidarity with the Kashmiris and the slogan of “Kashmir banega Pakistan” (Kashmir will become Pakistan) would be raised all across the country.