Sardar Masood Khan, President Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) has said India is playing a dangerous game by stoking the fire of hate and hurling war threats on Pakistan that can be proved counterproductive and reduce India to ashes.
“It is easy to spread hatred, prejudices and religious animosity but hard and painful to swallow its bitter fruits. The culture of extremism and warmongering can tear the fabric of Indian society apart and reduce India to ashes,” President Masood said while addressing a gathering of journalists and members of civil society after opening an office of national daily newspaper on Saturday.
The inaugural ceremony was also addressed by Editor of Asian News, Dr Abdul Wadood Querashi, former AJK ministers Khawaja Farooq and Devan Ali Chughtai, former member AJK Council Rafaqat Awan, Former Central Press Club President,Wahid Iqbal Butt and representatives of various journalists’ organizations.
Describing Azad Jammu and Kashmir as habitat of warrior races where people are inborn soldiers, President Masood said India will be taught a lesson if it dare to thrust aggression upon Pakistan or Azad Kashmir. India should keep in mind that people liberated this area by defeating Dogra forces and they are adequately capable to defend every inch of it.
He said Indian ill-motives to falsely implicate Pakistan in Pulwama incident not only put Indian in an embarrassing position but also help highlighting Kashmir issue at global level as United Nations’ Security Council rebuff India’s efforts to associate Pakistan with the incident without tangible evidences.
AJK President urged the media to emphatically project Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir at national and international level so that the world could know the truth and condemn the occupying Indian forces for committing gross human rights violations in the occupied valley.
The president said collaborative efforts by the government, media and civil society were need of the hour to alleviate the sufferings of those living under the shadow of unrelenting violence, suppression, and coercion.