Islamabad can’t hide Army’s atrocities in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir: BJP
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday said Islamabad won’t be able to hide its malicious activities for long as truth is bound to come out in open.
BJP leader Zafar Islam made the remark, reacting to the recent outburst of protests in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK) against the atrocities by the Pakistani Army.
“See it has to happen; how long will the Pakistani Government and Army hide the atrocities they are committing on the people of PoK. The protest and the demonstration is the resentment expressed by our own brothers and sisters living in PoK,” Zafar Islam said.
According to media reports, massive demonstrations were held across Pakistan-occupied Kashmir on October 22 to mark ‘Black Day’.
Despite use of “brute force” and heavy crackdown by Pakistani security forces, hundreds of agitated people took to the streets in Bhimber, Kotli, Muzaffarabad, Mirpur and other parts of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, reports PTI.
The report said angry members of the Jammu and Kashmir National Students’ Federation even attempted to cross over into the Indian Territory.
In the protest, mass arrests were made, batons charged and tear gas shells unleashed on peaceful protesters; besides, press was gagged and all attempts were made to muzzle the widespread protests.
On this day in 1947, Pakistan had violated all international norms and had sent tribal’s to invade Kashmir, since then this day has been marked as Black Day every year.
The residents of PoK, who continue to live under Pakistan’s occupation, often use this day to highlight miseries and oppression they are undergoing under Pakistan’s occupation.
“Pakistan talks about Srinagar and Delhi, but look what they have done here. There is no pond of milk and honey here in Pok,” said a leader of the National Student Federation in New Delhi.
Venting anger against Islamabad, he further said, “We don’t believe in this kind of Azadi; Pakistanfailed to resolve its own issues and it should first deal with terrorists, which it gave birth to. Look at Nawaz Sharif (Prime Minister) wherever he goes in the world, Raheel Sharif (Army Chief) follows him.”