Indian judge skipped many Kashmir aspects: Shah
SRINAGAR—The Secretary General of All Parties Hurriyet Conference, Shabbir Ahmad Shah has said the statement of Indian Supreme Court’s judge, Justice T S Thakur, on Kashmir is an attempt to misinterpret the history of Jammu and Kashmir.
Shabbir Ahmad Shah in a statement while terming the statement of chief justice of India, Justice T S Thakur, on Jammu and Kashmir as half truth said, “The so-called Instrument of Accession has no relevance as questions have been raised over its authenticity.”
Shabbir Ahmad Shah said that the Indian chief justice sidelined many aspects by making some unambiguous remarks. He rejected the judge’s assertions that by winning the hearts of the people of Kashmir, India can fill the void that exists between New Delhi and Kashmir.
The APHC leader said, the open reality is that before 1947, Jammu and Kashmir was an independent state, which India occupied through military might.
Speaking at the launch of book “Unraveling the Kashmir knot” by Indian Supreme Court advocate Aman Hingorani in New Delhi, the other day, Justice Thakur said, “The only way to make people of Kashmir valley their way is to them with love.”
He, however, conceded that the present situation of occupied Kashmir is rooted in an ideology that Hindus and Muslims cannot live together.
Advocate Hingorani’s book advises India go to the International Court of Justice to get Azad Kashmir and Gilgit-Baltistan from Pakistan. However, the Chief Justice of India, T S Thakur, opposed the idea of India seeking arbitration of Kashmir dispute with Pakistan at the International Court of Justice [ICJ].—KMS change shower