IICR organizes conference on 'Unmasking India's Normalcy Facade: Assessing G20 meeting in IIOJK'.

ISLAMABAD -- Islamabad Institute of Conflict Resolution (IICR) organized a round table conference titled 'Unmasking India's Normalcy Facade: Assessing the G20 Meeting in Occupied Territory' to address the concerning issue of India's disingenuous democracy and its efforts to justify the occupation by hosting the G20 meeting in the Indian Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IOJK).

The round table conference was organized before the G20 meeting to bring attention to the ongoing human rights violations and advocate for holding the perpetrators of war crimes accountable.

The round table conference was Chaired by Ambassador Maj Gen Dr. Raza Muhammad, President IPRI and former Ambassador. The distinguished panelists included Ghulam Muhammad Safi, Convener Tehreek e Hurriyat; Advocate Nasir Qadri, Executive Director Legal Forum for Kashmir; Abdur Rasheed Turabi, Former Ameer, Jamaat e Islami AJK; Dr. Nazir Hussain, Former Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, QAU Islamabad; Ms. Farzana Yaqoob, Former Minister AJK; Ambassador Fauzia M Sana, Former Ambassador, DG Global, and Research ISSRA NDU and Ms. Sabah Aslam, Founder, and Executive Director IICR. Ambassador Abdul Basit, former High Commissioner to India, addressed the conference through a pre-recorded video message, said a press release issued here on Saturday.

In his opening remarks, Ambassador Maj Gen Dr Raza Muhammad said that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and AJK government needed to develop a strong strategy to counter India's nefarious designs in the valley. He demystified India's normalcy facade post and illegal revocation of the special status of IIOJK.

India's objective behind organizing the G20 meeting in the occupied territory is to project the facade of normalcy in the region, he underlined. He also urged Pakistan's foreign affairs to initiate a strong demarche to the G20 member states participating in the third tourism meeting of the G20 summit in the occupied territory. He formally opened the session for the distinguished panelists and experts.

Ghulam Muhammad Safi said that India has formed a smokescreen of democracy in the occupied territory of Jammu and Kashmir. He said that the successive UN resolutions clearly state that the dispossession of the disputed status of the erstwhile state is possible only through a free and impartial plebiscite.

He asserted that Kashmir was an internationally recognized dispute and all the bilateral agreements including the ShimlaAgreement shall be subject...

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