Ashrafi admire China, Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, and Egypt for boycotting IIOJK G20 moot.

ISLAMABAD -- Pakistan Ulema Council Chairman and Prime Minister's Special Representative on Interfaith Harmony and Middle East Hafiz Muhammad Tahir Mahmood Ashrafi Monday expressed his appreciation to China, Saudi Arabia, Turkiye, and Egypt for their decision to refrain from attending the G20 meeting in Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK).

Addressing a press conference, he said IIOJK was an internationally recognized disputed territory between Pakistan and India and it was on the agenda of the United Nations Security Council for over seven decades.

Ashrafi said India was responsible for widespread atrocities and egregious human rights violations in the IIOJK adding that contemplating the holding of any G20-related meeting or event there, in utter disregard of the globally acknowledged disputed status of the territory, was a travesty that the international community could not accept under any circumstances.

He said today, a complete strike took place in occupied Kashmir and Azad Kashmir to condemn this illegal move of the fascist Modi regime giving a clear-cut expression of that India had nothing to do with the people and the territory of occupied Kashmir.

He urged other G20 countries to boycott such an event if held in the future in any internationally disputed territory.

He said India was trying to organize another event of G20 in the wake of interfaith harmony to portray its soft image in the comity of nations but Muslims and the people of other faiths had completely denied to participate in any event in the Indian-held Kashmir.

He said India must end its gross and systematic violations of human rights in IIOJK, revoke its illegal and unilateral actions of 5 August...

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