Chairperson of Dukhtaran-e-Millat, Syedah Aasiya Andrabi, on Sunday urged the UN general secretary, Ban ki Moon, to impress upon India to give people right of self determination in Jammu and Kashmir rather than expressing concern over rights violations only.
"From the past few days, Ban ki Moon has issued few statements on Kashmir but it is ironic that rather than using his chair and office to impress upon India to give the right to self-determination to the people of JK, he is only talking about the human rights violations and states that India and Pakistan must resolve it bilaterally," she said.
She said that Moon must understand his office's responsibility vis-à-vis Kashmir issue and should fulfill the promises the world body has made to the people of Kashmir.
"He must understand that he is not a PM of any country or a head of any political party. He is heading an organization which has passed 18 resolutions on the issue of Kashmir and this is the organization which has declared JK as a disputed territory," she said.
"Kashmir has become the country of blinds where people have been blinded by pellets. Now the government forces are barging into homes of Kashmiris and killing and maiming them. So Ban ki Moon must do his duty as UN chief and must save Kashmiris from this oppression once and for all," she added.
Andrabi, however, welcomed the statement of Iyad Amin Madani, secretary-general of OIC regarding resolution of Kashmir issue.
She criticized Indian Home Minister, Rajnath Singh, for his statement that "Kashmiris should keep books in hand and not stones", saying that Kashmiris don't need lectures on education by 'killers.'