MIRPUR (AJK) - Azad Jammu & Kashmir President Sardar Masood Khan said on Tuesday that Indian policy towards Kashmir was myopic, counter-productive, atrocious and cruel.

He said Indian Prime Minister Modi's operatives in Held Kashmir had wreaked havoc by killing, maiming and torturing thousands of Kashmiris of all ages who demand freedom from Indian occupation. The president made these remarks while talking to a seven-member delegation of the Sindh Youth Assembly representing different political parties.

Sardar Masood Khan said that Modi's carnage in Kashmir being executed by occupation forces must come to an end. "We hold Modi responsible for all the killings in IOK which are reminiscent of his policy against Muslims in Gujrat in the early 2000s," he said. He strongly condemned Indian occupation forces' deliberate plans to kill and terrorise Kashmiris living on occupied side of the Line of Control.

"India must know that there would be massive and fitting retaliation for these acts of hostility and misadventures it keeps threatening Pakistan," he said. He added that India mustn't stage another farce of so-called, botched surgical strike."

The president urged the youth to play their role in raising consciousness about Kashmir in the Pakistani and international media, particularly on the social media. He said that Pakistani civil society has the skills and wherewithal to launch such campaign. He appealed to them to raise concerns about human right violations and crimes against humanity being committed in Indian occupied Kashmir by the Indian forces.

The president said that the entire territory of Jammu and Kashmir is jugular vein of Pakistan and the reality couldn't be denied.

To a question, Masood Khan said that taking the Jammu and Kashmir to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) would be foolhardy as such demands are a conspiracy to scuttle the UN Security Council resolutions which have clearly prescribed that the people of Jammu and Kashmir would be asked through a free and fair plebiscite to determine their political future. Taking the issue to the international ICJ would change the legal contours of the case and we would not allow that to happen, he said.

The delegation consisted of Danyal Jillani, Qurratul Ain Nasir, Muzammil Hussain, Muhammad Zafeer, Abdul Samad, Najeebur Rehman and Syed Maqsood Ahmed.