Kash­miris can de­ter­mine their own po­lit­i­cal des­tiny: Dr Fai

Pakistan Observer - - KASHMIR -

BALTIMORE, MARY­LAND— “The world pow­ers have voiced not a syl­la­ble of re­proach to In­dia for its hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions in Kash­mir. Their tacit mes­sage to In­dia’s lead­ers: your eco­nomic at­trac­tive­ness and hege­mony in South Asia ex­cul­pate your hu­man rights atroc­i­ties in Kash­mir. Does that re­flect a pro­file in courage?” this was stated by Dr. Ghu­lam Nabi Fai, Sec­re­tary Gen­eral of World Kash­mir Aware­ness dur­ing the 41st An­nual Con­ven­tion of Is­lamic Cir­cle of North Amer­ica ( ICNA).

Dr. Fai was speak­ing in the panel, en­ti­tled, “Mus­lims Around The World Se­ries” on the sub­ject of Kash­mir. Other speak­ers in­cluded Dr. Nik­ibur Rah­man, son of Motiur Rah­man Nizami who was ex­e­cuted in Bangladesh on May 11, 2016 through a trial pro­ce­dure that in­ter­na­tional hu­man rights groups, in­clud­ing ‘ Amnesty In­ter­na­tional’ have con­demned as deeply flawed. ‘ The Arab Spring: 6 Years later’ was pre­sented by Dr. Ab­dul Maw­goud Dardery, for­mer Mem­ber of Par­lia­ment of Egypt.

“More trade be­tween In­dia and Pak­istan will do noth­ing to end the in­dige­nous Kash­miri re­sis­tance, which is fu­eled by shock­ing hu­man rights vi­o­la­tions and the de­nial of self- de­ter­mi­na­tion for more than half a cen­tury. No power on earth can bar­gain away the rights of Kash­miris; only they can de­ter­mine their own po­lit­i­cal des­tiny,” Fai warned.

The in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity should not aban­don Kash­mir to the whims of In­dia and Pak­istan. They should be per­suaded to per­mit out­side in­ter­ven­tion to re­solve the Kash­mir con­flict. They should also be en­cour­aged to per­mit the lead­er­ship of the peo­ple of Kash­mir to par­tic­i­pate as full part­ners in the ne­go­ti­at­ing en­ter­prise with both In­dia and Pak­istan.

“Isn’t the de­mand of the peo­ple of Kash­mir le­git­i­mate and rec­og­nized by the United Na­tions and in­ter­na­tional com­mu­nity.— Email

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