Webinar participants say participation in G20 event will dent members’ democratic credentials

Islamabad, May 22, 2023 (PPI-OT): Participants of a webinar strongly condemned the G20 meeting in Srinagar, the capital of UN-disputed Jammu and Kashmir, saying that the participation by the member countries in the global event would dent the member countries’ democratic credentials. According to Kashmir Media Service, the webinar on ‘Indian Government is using proposed G20 meeting in Srinagar to project its false narrative of normalcy in IIOJK.’ was addressed among others by Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, Hurriyat leader M. Farooq Rehmani and TV anchor Fareeha Idrees.

The event was hosted by Kashmir Media Service Editor M Haroon Abbas and co-hosted by Vice Chairperson, Friends of Kashmir International Abdul Hameed Lone. Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed said that Pakistan’s Kashmir policy was that forwarded by Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah and ruled out any compromise on it by any present or future government.

Fariha Idrees stressed the need for highlighting the Kashmir issue in local and international media. Muhammad Farooq Rehmani denounced curfew-like restrictions imposed in the occupied territory during the G20 meeting. Other participants including Chairperson of Kashmir Campaign Global Zaffar Ahmed Qureshi, Analyst Waqar Ahmed Khan, Senator Dr Zarqa Taimur Suharwardi, Chairperson Kashmir Council EU Ali Raza Syed, columnist Naila Altaf Kiyani, National Defenc University professor Dr Umar Hayat Cheema, President Jammu Kashmir Democratic Forum France Mirza Asif Jarral and Chairperson Friends of Kashmir International Ghazala Habib stated that the participation in global event would be blatant violation of the United Nations resolutions on Kashmir. Besides, renowned journalist Hamid Mir, religious scholar Hafiz Tahir Mehmood Ashrfi and journalist Abid Abbasi attended the webinar as special guests.

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