Shehryar Afridi urges Pakistani youth to become a voice of unheard
people of IIOJK

ISLAMABAD, (MANEND NEWS): Chairman of the Parliamentary
Committee on Kashmir Shehryar Khan Afridi has urged Pakistani youth
to become a voice of the unheard people of Indian Illegally Occupied
Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK) whose voices are being gagged through
black laws.
Addressing the participants of a seminar held here at Lahore College
for Women University (LCWU) with regard to the Kashmir Solidarity
Day, Shehryar Afridi said that the prosperous world needs to build
pressure on India and compel it to end its genocide policy against the
Kashmiri people.
He said black laws including the UAPA are being used to suppress
freedom of expression and freedom of speech. He said that Pakistani
youth needs to become voice of the Kashmiri people whose voice is
being gagged by the occupational regime of India. He said the youth
should become story- tellers of Kashmir as the world needs to be
informed about the true stories of Kashmir.
Afridi said that Kashmir is a human issue which is wrongly being
portrayed as a political and geographical conflict in South Asia. “The
world needs to see Kashmir as a humanitarian issue and Kashmiris
should be given the right to self determination,” he said. He said that
the world needs to be told about the miseries of half widows and
orphans of Kashmir. He said since the Kashmiris are unheard, the

youth needs to become the voices of the unheard and the gagged by
becoming bloggers, vlogers, story tellers, social media activists,
anchors, YouTubers and journalists and tell the stories of Kashmir.
Shehryar Khan Afridi said that successive reports of the United Nations
Human Rights Council and other human rights institutions have
pointed out that Indian occupational forces are committing war crimes
in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. However, Afridi said
practical action is missing in the world reaction towards India. He said
that the Pakistani women need to learn from the resistance and
persistence of the women of Kashmir. He said that Kashmiri mothers
are standing like rock and encouraging their sons to offer sacrifices for
the freedom struggle.
He said that Indian atrocities being committed against the fearless and
brave people of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu have failed to break
the Kashmiri resistance and Kashmiris are adding new chapters of
resistance in the human history. He urged the academia to help
generate new content on Kashmir so as new and strong narrative
building process on Kashmir could be started. He said that academia
needs to accelerate research and youth should be encouraged to write
papers on Kashmiri freedom struggle and the psychological issues of

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