Published On: Thu, May 25th, 2023
Published in Category: Islamabad

Democratic Freedom Party thanks G-20 nations for boycotting working group meeting in Srinagar

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SRINAGAR: Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party (DFP) has expressed its profound gratitude to the members of G-20 who skipped the working group meeting on tourism hosted by India in Srinagar.

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the DFP spokesman while terming it as a great diplomatic setback for India said that a number of important countries including China, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Egypt, Indonesia and Mexico have refused to be a part of the conference held in the disputed territory.

Terming it as a victory of justice, the spokesman said adding that on the one hand, key stakeholders' refusal to attend the moot has vindicated the Kashmiris' stand and their claim, while on the other, the protests held by Kashmiris on the day have internationalized the Kashmir issue.

"The people of Kashmir owe a debt of gratitude to all those countries who realized the sensitivities involved in the meeting, took a pragmatic and principled stance by staying away from the conference", the spokesman said adding that the decision to skip the meeting has boosted the morale of Kashmiris who have been reeling under India's relentless and brutal suppression for the past several years.

He said that some local and international media outlets have busted the India's socalled normalcy narrative in Kashmir by releasing pictures of Indian armed forces hiding behind the promotional banners erected on the roads leading to the conference venue.

The DFP spokesman also appreciated Kashmiri social and political activists in particular the diaspora community for staging protest in influential world capitals including Washington, London and other cities of the world and expressing their resentment over India's controversial move to organize G-20 working group meeting in the disputed territory.

He said that it was high time that the government of India should realize the fact that it cannot hoodwink the world by promoting fake normalcy and peddling lies on Kashmir.