Srinagar, February 22 (KMS): In occupied Kashmir, senior APHC leader and the Chairman of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat Jammu and Kashmir, Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai has said any change to the water supply to Pakistan will have devastating consequences.
Mohammad Ashraf Sehrai in a statement issued in Srinagar, reacting on India’s move to stop water flow to Pakistan, termed it not only unethical but also violation of international treaty signed in 1960.
He said Jammu and Kashmir being a hilly region, stopping water to Pakistan will heavily flood Kashmir because it has no storage capacity for trillions of gallons of water. It would not be just an act of war but a humanitarian crisis as well and this obnoxious Indian move will have a devastating effect on Kashmir as well, he added.
He said it is a calculated and deliberate move to punish and deprive people of their universal rights. “Stopping a river means an act of war. These rivers on which millions of people depend for their livelihoods and drinking water, the move would undermine not only Pakistan’s agriculture, which is the backbone of its economy, but it will have a devastating ramification in Kashmir. It will be the most calamitous thing for someone to try that,” he maintained.
Ashraf Sehrai welcomed the Saudi Arabi’s stance where it voiced support for the Kashmiris and demanded that the Security Council must implement its resolutions to settle the Kashmir dispute. Saudi Arabia as an important member of OIC group on Kashmir has always supported the Kashmiris’ struggle, he said.
The APHC leader thanked the OIC member Group for standing with the truth by siding with the innocent Kashmiris and hoped that Saudi Arabia and OIC will not only continue to support the people of Kashmir on moral and diplomatic fronts but also take concrete steps to raise their collective voice for bringing an end to India’s illegal occupation of Jammu and Kashmir.
Meanwhile, Ashraf Sehrai paid homage to the youth martyred by Indian troops in Sopore, today, and said that the sacrifices of Kashmiri martyrs for the Kashmir cause would not go waste and their mission would be accomplished at all costs.