In a statement Mufti Ziaee has said that Pakistan, which is manufacturer of terrorism and has aided and abetted terror activities in Jammu and Kashmir and many other parts of India, uses media to shore up support for the so-called pro-azadi groups in Kashmir.
“It was in 1990 that then Punjab province’s CM Nawaz Sharif and president of Jamat-e-Islami (Pakistan) Qazi Hussain Ahmed had decided to celebrate February 5 as a day of solidarity with Kashmir. “Nawaz Sharif became Pakistan’s PM and then celebrated February 5 as solidarity day with Kashmir. Since then, Pakistan has marked this day with great fanfare when newspapers write columns, news channels host talk shows and many other institutions hold seminars and symposium highlighting the so-called ‘injustices’ in Kashmir. Political parties in Pakistan show their support and misguide youth of the valley by telling them to continue their fights,” said Ziaee.
He said that a section of Kashmiri youths has been brainwashed and led to wrongly believe in their chimeric dream of ‘independence.’
India cannot and will not allow Kashmir to go away as it is an integral part of India. The Kashmir people need to be told and convinced that their future lies with India. February 5 can be used as a good occasion to highlight the development works India has done in Jammu and Kashmir.
He appealed to the government of India to declare February 5 as anti-terrorism day so that all efforts can be made to counter the propaganda of Pakistan about Kashmir. He referred to the Pakistan propaganda machinery which kept talking about the Kashmir issue at international fora. Talking about the exploitation of people in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir (POK), Gilgit-Baltistan, Mufti Ziaee said these parts should be integrated with India.
He slammed the past and present rulers of Pakistan who have failed to understand the issue and misled the Kashmiris about their rights and duties. “Kashmiris have wrongly been told that they will have a better future with Pakistan. They can never live in peace if they go away from India. Better they stay here and enjoy the fruits of globalisation and economic growth,” he said.