RNA – In an exclusive interview with Rasa News Agency, Hujjat al-Islam Sayyed Jawad Naqawi, the principal of Jami’at Urwat al-Wuthqa Islamic Seminary in the Pakistani city of Lahore said, “Over the past week, there have been great unrest in Indian-occupied Kashmir and many youths were martyred.”
The Pakistani scholar added, “Due to local issues in Pakistan, many people have forgotten the issue of Kashmir. The television media does not discusses this issue, you will only find this issue discussed in some newspapers on an inside page – but even that is rare. Even on social media, people have forgotten the issue of Kashmir and Palestine.”
In regard to Palestine, Hujjat al-Islam Naqawi said, “On Friday, the Palestinians protested and reached the border where they suffered atrocities from Israel. They expressed their intention to get their land back. Similarly in Kashmir, there is one sided aggression and no global institutions speak about this and although Pakistan has raised its voice, it has been suppressed.”
Indian forces have reportedly killed six militants in the Indian-controlled part of Kashmir, as tensions and fatalities rise in the region.
On Sunday, a report by New Delhi Television (NDTV) said that an Indian soldier had died and six militants had been killed in an exchange of fire in the Shopian district of Indian-administered Kashmir.
Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed region located between India and Pakistan. The two nuclear-armed rivals have fought four wars since their partition in 1947, three of them over Kashmir.
New Delhi has deployed hundreds of thousands of special military and police forces to crack down on protesters opposed to New Delhi’s rule over the Muslim region.