MIRPUR - People across Azad Jammu and Kashmir on Monday staged protest demonstrations against the ongoing frequent violations of the ceasefire on the Line of Control and the working boundary by the Indian army through unprovoked firing, targeting the civilian population and positions of frontline Pakistani troops as well as recent attacks by Hindu fanatics on Pakistani High Commission in New Delhi and Lahore-Delhi bus at Amritsar.

Thousands of people from diverse segments, including social, political and other public representative organizations, attended the rallies held in Muzaffarabad as well as all nine district headquarters – Mirpur, Kotli, Bagh, Rawalakot, Bhimbher, Neelam Valley, Hattiyan, Haveli, Sudhanoti, and other small and major towns across AJK.

“The people of Azad Jammu and Kashmir will turn AJK into a graveyard of Indian troops if Delhi commits aggression against Pakistan or AJK,” speakers warned while addressing a protest rally held here to mark the protest day against the frequent unprovoked firing by Indian troops on the Line of Control and the working boundary. “The people of AJK will stand shoulder-to-shoulder with the valiant armed forces of Pakistan for the defence of Pakistan and AJK if India launches any aggression,” they declared.

National Events Organising Committee Chairman Ch Guftar Hussain, Shakoor Mughal of All Jammu Kashmir Muslim Conference, Sohail Shuja Mujahid, president, Markazi Anjuman-e-Tajran, Ayub Muslim of Jamaat-e-Islami, KD Chaudhry, Muhammad Rasheed, Ch Gulzar Ali of Non-Gazetted Employees Union, Syed Idrees Shah of MDA Employees Organisation and others said India starts violating the Line of Control whenever the international community exerts pressure on it to settle the Kashmir issue through meaningful talks with Pakistan.

The speakers called upon the international community, including the big powers, to take immediate notice of such hostile and aggressive designs of India in the region. They also called upon the United Nations and the world community to ensure their practical role for getting the Kashmir dispute resolved through peaceful means without further loss of time to protect South Asia from any destruction.

They appealed to the international community to take notice of the repeated violations of the Line of Control and the working boundary by the Indian troops for the safety of the region through an early peaceful settlement of the Kashmir conflict in line with the wishes of the people of Jammu and Kashmir.

The demonstrators raised the slogans “Bhooka Nanga Hindustan”, Kashmir Baney Ga Pakistan”, Pakistan Zindabad, Pak Fauj Zindabad” and Tehreek-e-Azadi Kashmir Zindabad.