‘Dr Fa­rooq should dis­cuss his Kash­mir for­mula with all other parties’

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

HAMEED SHA­HEEN ISLAMABAD—Mir Tahir Ma­sood, Con­venor and se­nior leader Has­san Bana of All Parties Hur­riyat Con­fer­ence Pak­istan/AJK Chap­ter, have said that when­ever Ab­dullah sons go out of power they then start rais­ing the is­sue of Kash­mir. Every­body knows that they have been us­ing Kash­mir as a bar­gain­ing counter for their power, they added.

Both lead­ers of APHC were com­ment­ing to Daily Pak­istan Ob­server here on the press state­ments of Dr. Faroqq Ab­dullah in which he had pro­posed ‘in­de­pen­dence’ and ‘line of peace’ for­mula for the set­tle­ment of old Kash­mir dis­pute which has be­come now a dire threat to the South Asian peace. They said that if Dr Fa­rooq is se­ri­ous in his ut­ter­ances he should con­tact all po­lit­i­cal parties and groups in Jammu and Kash­mir in any open fo­rum. All Kash­miri po­lit­i­cal parties want a peace­ful res­o­lu­tion of this dis­pute; UNO has al­ready given a roadmap of so­lu­tion to both Pak­istan and In­dia.

They said that Ab­dullah sons must ac­knowl­edge the im­mense sac­ri­fices given by the Kash­miri peo­ple in the way of free­dom since 1947. Af­ter all it will be Kash­miris who have had to play cru­cial role for the res­o­lu­tion of this worl­drecog­nised dis­pute.

Kash­mir is the most sen­si­tive re­gion; it can­not brook any more pro­lon­ga­tion of bloody dis­pute that can en­gulf whole re­gion sooner or later. Kash­miris can­not af­ford a peace that does not ac­com­mo­date their ba­sic as­pi­ra­tions of wishes.

The APHC lead­ers ap­pealed to US Pres­i­dent Barack Obama to re­deem his pledge of ap­point­ing a spe­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive on Kash­mir. They also urged Euro­pean Union to help stop mas­sive hu­man rights abuses in In­dian oc­cu­pied Kash­mir. Even teens are killed day in and day out.

Mir Tahir Ma­sood and Has­san Bana con­demned In­dian moves to change the ge­o­graph­i­cal map of the state by sharp tricks. Kash­miri peo­ple would re­sist this in­im­i­cal move by Delhi.

Jammu and Kash­mir is a dis­puted re­gion ac­cord­ing to the UN rul­ings signed both by Pak­istan, In­dia and whole mem­bers of UN com­mu­nity.

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