The meetings were in fact the follow-up to Prime Minister Imran Khan’s meeting with the Kashmiri leadership and his address to the Legislative Assembly of Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) on Kashmir Solidarity Day on February 5, a Foreign Office press release received on Sunday. Among those whom the foreign minister met included heads of parliamentary parties in AJK, led by Prime Minister Raja Muhammad Farooq Haider Khan, as well as with the representatives of the All Parties Hurriat Conference (APHC) leadership. The meetings were also attended by Federal Minister for Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit-Baltistan Muhammad Amin Gandapur.
The purpose of the meetings was to exchange views on the continuing dire situation in Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir and consult about the ongoing international campaign to further advance the Kashmiri cause. The participants acknowledged the sacrifices made by the Kashmiri people for the realisation of their inalienable right to self-determination. They appreciated the indomitable resilience of Kashmiri people in withstanding the new wave of Indian atrocities following India’s illegal and unilateral actions of August 5, 2019. The gross human rights violations perpetrated by Indian occupation forces in complete disregard of international human rights laws were strongly condemned.