Srinagar: The incarcerated chairman of Hurriyat (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq has felicitated the Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on behalf of the people of Kashmir, for being re-elected as the country’s President.
In a statement Mirwaiz said, “It is expected that Mr Erdogan will continue to strongly support the people’s struggle for self determination in Kashmir the way he has been doing in the past.”
Mirwaiz also added that he is of the belief that Mr Erdogan will also continue to play his role in ensuring the end to grave rights abuses taking place in Jammu and Kashmir.
Congratulations to Turkey’s President @RT_Erdogan, an ardent supporter of Kashmiris right to self-determination on winning the Presidential elections. Our prayers and best wishes are with the people of Turkey.
— Mirwaiz Umar Farooq (@MirwaizKashmir) June 24, 2018
Mirwaiz, who has been placed under house detention, said that Turkey is well respected among the comity of nations and being the basic member of OIC Contact Group on Kashmir , Turkey has always greatly supported and spearheaded Kashmir cause.
Mirwaiz said that people of Kashmir and Palestine have high hopes from Turkey as this country has always advocated for the resolution of both the issues as per the wishes and aspirations of its people. He said that Mr Erdogan has always taken a stand for Muslims globally.
APHC chairman said that people of Kashmir have been suffering on all accounts over the past seven decades witnessing the ultimate form of repression at the hands of lakhs of government forces of India. Mirwaiz said that the issue is already registered with the world’s highest body the UN and in forums like OIC which has time and again passed many resolutions that call for resolving the Kashmir dispute, but the obstinacy of New Delhi, continues to play spoil sport in resolution of one of the longest pending disputes.
Mirwaiz said that it is incumbent upon the world community to intervene to resolve this humanitarian and political dispute and end suffering of the people in Jammu and Kashmir and the prevailing uncertainty in the sub-continent.