Federal Minister for Science and Technology Fawad Chaudhry on Wednesday broke into tears as he urged parliamentarians to save Indian occupied Kashmir (IoK).
Fear is gripping the Muslim-majority disputed valley ever since the Indian government abrogated Article 370 of the constitution to pave way for what is being termed as a Muslim genocide.
With the emergency joint parliament session continuing for the second day, members of the National Assembly and Senate met to discuss Pakistan’s future course of action in light of Indian misadventures.
“I urge the parliament to not let Kashmir become Palestine. We cannot stand this. We cannot live with this humiliation. If it comes to a fight, we will fight,” Fawad said as he moved to tears while addressing the lawmakers.
“The message from this parliament should be that we fought for Kashmir before and we will fight for Kashmir again.”
He also urged the government to cut diplomatic ties with neighbouring India.
President Dr Arif Alvi, upon opposition parties demand, had on Monday called the joint parliament session to discuss the deteriorating situation in held Kashmir.
The article, revoked by the Indian government, gave certain autonomy to the occupied valley, under which the administration in Kashmir could formulate its own laws — other than those at play in rest of the country.
Kashmiris fear the development can lead to non-Kashmiris settling in the valley, resulting in a massive demographic shift as the area transforms from majority-Muslim to majority-Hindu.