Kashmir conference concludes
Washington, July 31: Parliamentarians, scholars, writers, former diplomats and academicians on the last day of the 2-day international Kashmir peace conference---Breaking the Deadlock over Kashmir---organized by Kashmir American Council said that expeditious resolution of Kashmir dispute on permanent basis had become urgent and essential to end the sufferings of Kashmiris.
Hopes were pinned with the visit of the United States President to persuade India for resolving the Kashmir dispute during his visit to New Delhi. The Conference was being held at a time when Jammu and Kashmir was once again on the edge. To take out the beleaguered state out of the predicament it continues to suffer scholars made their theme subject Kashmir: A Way Forward. The scholars that made theme presentations included Prof. Stanly Wolpert, University of California, Los Angeles, Prof. Joseph E Schwartberg Distinguished International Emeritus, International Emeritus Professor, Kuldip Nayar, Former Indian High Commission to UK, Amb: Muhammad Yusuf Buch, Former Senior Advisor to the UN Secretary General. The presentations were followed by thorough discussion by a group eminent group of panelist. Prof Stanley Wolpert in his presentation called upon the United States to do whatever it can to expedite the resolution of Kashmir conflict, which has taken a greater toll of human suffering and wasted resources than any other South Asian Catastrophe since the partition of British India.
He hoped that when President Obama visits India in November he would assure Indian Prime Minster, Manmohan Singh of Americaís commitment to assist him in way possible to expedite the resolution of Kashmir. Prof Schweartberg, who has been associated with the Kashmir Study Group called upon India and Pakistan to resolve the dispute without adding needlessly to the streams of the blood and tears that have so far been Kashmirís unfortunate lot. Amb: Kuldip Nayar dwelling in detail on the birth of the problem and mistakes committed in the past that delayed the resolution of the problem called upon India and Pakistan to hold talks on the resolution of Kashmir issue and Involving of people of the state in the dialogue process. Amb: Yusuf Buch in his presentation emphasized the need for involving the United Nation in the dialogue process between India and Pakistan resolution. He said that no solution could be successful that does not take into carry within it the spirit of the United Nations Resolution on Kashmir.
The theme papers were discussed by a group of eminent panelist that included Ved Bhasin, Justice Rajinder Sachar, Dr Attiyah Inyatullah, Dr Maleeha Lodhi, Sentator Mushaid Hussain, Zahid G Muhammad, Prof. Anagana Chatterji, Manchanda, Muhmmad Afzal Sindhu, Prof Hafeez Malik, Prof Faizanul Haq, Prof. Richard Shaparo, Ahmed Bilal Soofi, Jitender Bakshi, Prof. Farhan Chak and Muhammad Aslam Khan, Sareer Fazali and Muzzammil Thakur. The concluding remarks were given by Dr, Ghulam Nabi Fai , Executive Director Kashmir American Council and Dr. Karen Parker of the Humanitarian Lawyers Group. Prominent British Writer and Kashmir Expert Victoria Schofield summed up the proceeding of the two day conference followed by unanimous adoption of a resolution.
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