‘Kashmir key to regional peace’
NISAR AHMED THOKAR
Islamabad, Feb 3: Terming dialogue as the civilized way to resolve disputes, the delegates at a conference here on Thursday resolved that the solution to unresolved Kashmir issue was a key to peace and prosperity in South Asia.
The National Kashmir Conference organized by Jammat-e-Islami PaK was attended by the leaders of various political and religious parties of Pakistan and Pakistan administered Kashmir (PaK).
Deliberating on different dimensions of Kashmir issue, the speakers maintained that there was no harm in holding dialogue provided that India accepted Kashmir as a dispute. “The history stands witness to the fact that India used dialogue as a tool to hoodwink international community besides befooling innocent Kashmiris”, they added.
While expressing their discontent over Pakistan’s inconsistent policy on Kashmir participants said that need of the hour was that Pakistan should adopt a coherent policy on the issue to send a positive signal. “The policy should be reflective of aspirations of Kashmiris as well as the people of Pakistan”, they said.
“The policy makers of Pakistan should devise a comprehensive Kashmir policy bearing in mind peoples’ aspirations on either side of the Line of Control (LoC),” speakers added.
Lauding Kashmiris’ years-long political struggle the National Kashmir Conference assured that the entire religious and political leadership of Pakistan and PaK would support Kashmiris till they get their right to self-determination.
They said that besides sensitizing the international community, the recent mass uprising in Kashmir had mobilized the Indian civil society, which they said have now been asking Indian government to end the human rights violations in the territory.
Participants were of the view that the UN resolutions provide a strong basis to resolve Kashmir dispute.
Flaying international community’s policy of indifference towards Kashmir they said that besides endangering security situation in the entire South Asian region the international community’s pathetic approach has led to the bloodshed.
They noted regrettably that the United Nations had failed to discharge its moral and legal responsibilities vis-à-vis Kashmir while on the other it has played a key role in settling the issue of East Timor and carving out an independent state for the people of South Sudan.
Of those who addressed the seminar included Fazl-ur-Rehman, the Chairman of Parliamentary Kashmir Committee, PaK president Raja Zulqarnain Khan, Senator Professor Khursheed, Senator Mushahid Hussain Syed, JI Chief Syed Munawar Hussain, Ejaz-ul-Haq, Qazi Hussain Ahmed, Abdul Rashid Turabi, former PaK premier Raja Farooq Haider, APHC convener Mehmood Ahmed Saghar, Ghulam Muhammad Safi, JKLF supreme head Amanullah Khan, Khalid Ibraheem and several others.
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