President J&K Democratic Freedom Party, Shabir Ahmed said that “Indian bid to host the G-20 summit in IIOJK aimed to deflect world attention away from the real issue of Kashmir”. He has written letters to SG UN and OIC and highlighted that holding G-20 event is part of disinfo campaign of Modi’s govt to divert the world attention from HRAs in IIOJK.

Since August 5, 2019, India has been shamelessly promoting the so-called normalcy narrative to create a nation that “all is well in Kashmir”. Kashmir is a UN recognized disputed territory and India wants to distort reality about the Kashmir’s freedom struggle by holding G-20 summit in IIOJK. G-20 summit in IIOJK is a smokescreen aimed at diverting international attention from massive human rights violations being perpetrated by Indian troops in IIOJK. Recently, Canada’s News Democratic Party (NDP) asked its government to boycott G-20 events planned in IIOJK, citing discriminatory anti-minority laws, its threats of ethnic cleansing, persecution of minorities, and the arrests of journalists and human rights activists. International community is well aware of the that lasting peace in South Asia can only be guaranteed by granting the people of IIOJK their inalienable right to self-determination as pledged to them in the relevant UN Security Council resolutions.

It is pertinent to mention that India is likely to face serve diplomatic fallout for its deceitful intent in holding an event in IIOJK. Diplomatic circles in China, Canada and Turkey have sounded their concern, KSA is likely to oppose any such attempt by Indian government. Indian government’s decision to use an international platform to pursue its nefarious design openly defying UN charter is highly objectionable act and be condemned by international stake holders and organizations.

India is trying to set a wrong precedence which will serious undermine the credibility of international forums like G-20.