Pakistan Ulema Council Chief Hafiz Tahir Ashrafi on Wednesday condemned the imposition of ban on slaughtering of cow in the Indian-held Kashmir by India.

Addressing a news conference during his visit to Mirpur, he said, “it is primarily the outburst of the severe frustration of the hard-lined Prime Minister Modi’s government which, he underlined, has become perplexed over the Kashmiris’ fast expanding struggle for freedom from Indian yoke.”

He continued that Indian imperialist forces have no legal and moral right to abuse the religious rights of the population of the internationally-acknowledged disputed state of Indian-occupied Jammu and Kashmir, through imposing 83-year-old colonial law through the recent judgment by the High Court of the Indian occupied Jammu & Kashmir.

Responding to a question about the ongoing aggressive posture of India through frequent unprovoked firing on the Line of Control and the Working Boundary, Ashrafi said that it was basically the result of severe frustration of India which was trying to divert the attention of its people from several internal issues caused by the hard-lined policies of the Indian government and continued hatred against India by the freedom-loving people of Kashmir.

Allama Ashrafi further said that New Delhi was well aware of the befitting response from Islamabad if the former dared launch any adventure against Pakistan or Azad Jammu Kashmir.

He said that freedom of Kashmir is nearer to its destination and the people will soon reach their ultimate destination – Pakistan. Kashmir is the jugular vein of Pakistan and it could never be left at the mercy of the enemy for a long time, he said.