An all party’s conference of the national leaders and the leaders of the occupied and Azad Kashmir was held in Islamabad. Senator Siraj-ul-Haq, the Ameer of Jammat-e-Islami Pakistan, presided over the conference. The agenda of the conference was to consider the prevailing situation after the martyrdom of Burhan Muzaffar Wani in occupied Kashmir. This conference was held to draw the attention of UNO and international institutions to the right of self-determination of 15 million Kashmiris. A large number of national leaders participated in the conference. The Muslims of Pakistan salute the Kashmiris of the occupied valley who are facing the cruelty of Indian forces, struggling for the right of self-determination and are sacrificing their lives for the freedom. We pray for the injured, imprisoned and martyred of occupied Kashmir. We sympathise with their families. We assure the Kashmiris that we are standing by them in their struggle because Kashmir is our priority. That’s why the support or opposition of the other nations to the Kashmir cause has become a standard of our friendship or enmity.

We also want to make it clear that the solution to the Kashmir issue is the completion of the incomplete agenda of the sub-continent. It is not a bilateral issue. The UN is bound to give the right of self- determination to Kashmiris according to its resolution no, 47 of the year 1948. India has regarded the lawful struggle of Kashmiris for their rights as terrorism. It is nothing but an effort to distract attention from state terrorism that has been launched by the Indian army in occupied Kashmir. It is the need of the hour that this hypocrisy is unveiled. The Indian army is using forbidden pellet guns in occupied Kashmir. Thousands of Kashmiri people are being wounded and losing their eye sight because of this weapon. India is tyrannising the people of Kashmir in many ways. They have imposed a continuous curfew in the valley and put a ban on Internet, TV and phones so that the world remains unaware of the real situation in Kashmir. It is a violation of human rights. It is necessary that Indian Government is exposed before the Human Rights Commission and the international media. We request the Government of Pakistan to take necessary measures.

The conference paid tribute to all those people and institutions that have supported the right of self-determination of Kashmiris, whether they live in India or in any part of the world. The statement of Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj regarding Jammu and Kashmir is meaningless because Kashmir is not a part of India. It is a disputed territory according to the resolutions of the UN. The future of this region will be decided by its people. The Kashmiris have been struggling for their rights for seven decades. They wrap their martyrs in the flag of Pakistan before putting into the grave. We completely favour the points:

1. UNO should play its role for the right of self-determination of Kashmiris and compel India to acknowledge the disputed status of the region.

2. Indian army should evacuate the disputed territory.

3. The laws of the jungle should be abolished.

4. All political prisoners should be released.

The Government should make an action plan for the freedom of Kashmir on the basis of these points. The Government should have a meeting with all religious and political parties before the joint session of the Parliament so that a permanent and concrete policy on Kashmir is prepared. Measures can be suggested for being active on the fronts of media, politics, law and foreign policy.

The people of Kashmir consider the resolutions of the UN as the basic framework for a just and permanent solution to Kashmir. They reject every solution that will be thrust upon them. They persist on the solution that is acceptable for them. All ties of trade and culture should be broken up before a solution is reached. The statement of the OIC is quite encouraging in this connection. An emergency meeting of the OIC should be called to consider the situation in Kashmir, especially the duration of curfew. The shortage of food and lifesaving medicines is a problem that should be addressed immediately. In the end of the conference, a message was given to India that the relations between two countries depend only on the solution to Kashmir. All ways of negotiations are connected with the right of self-determination. No solution is acceptable without it.