Chairman Hurriyat Conference (M) Mirwaiz Umar Farooq Thursday said that despite the inability of the United Nations in implementing its resolutions on Kashmir, the issue continues to be an "internationally recognised dispute".
"It is the moral duty of global community now to play their role in its resolution of Kashmir by implementing UN resolutions. India and Pakistan being a nuclear power are facing continuous tension and are in the arms race because of Kashmir issue which has of late emerged a major security threat for not just the South Asia but to the entire world," Mirwaiz stated in a written speech to Pakistan's National Assembly as he could travel to Islamabad due to denial of travel documents by New Delhi.
Mirwaiz was supposed to speak on Kashmir issue in Pakistan's National Assembly in a seminar organised by the Young Parliamentarians of Pakistan.
Mirwaiz's speech was distributed in the Pakistan's Assembly in a written form. "In a situation where Kashmir issue has acquired enormous humanitarian dimension and has become a constant threat for the security of the south Asia and the world, there is a need to address this issue seriously and resolve it in accordance with the resolutions of the UN and as per the wishes of the people of J&K," the speech reads.
"The continuation of this issue has made the situation in Kashmir more volatile and instable. In spite of occasional overtures by India and Pakistan towards each other for the resolution of all pending issues, including that of Kashmir, the fact remains that the trust deficit between the two remains there as ever," he said.
"Whenever any effort is made to overcome this trust-deficit and move forward on positive lines, it is overshadowed by some unfortunate incident which pushes the situation back to square one," he said.
"Non-implementation of UN resolutions remains a strong foundation of the legitimacy of the Kashmir as an International dispute which automatically casts an obligation on the International Community regarding its resolution," Mirwaiz said.
"Besides the ethical obligation there are compelling reasons which require efforts by the global community to come forward and play their role in the resolution of the Kashmir issue," he said.
"Focusing on the humanitarian dimension of the issue, it has over the years become the cause of worst suffering for the entire population of Jammu and Kashmir besides affecting the peace and tranquility of more than 1.5 billion people of the sub-continent. Lakhs of people have lost their lives since the start of this issue in 1947 and this phenomenon is still going on," he said.
"The non-resolution of the issue has also become the main reason of enormous sufferings of the people in Kashmir. The flagrant violation of the basic Human Rights of the people at the hands of forces has turned the life of an average Kashmiri miserable. The continued refusal of the Government of India to recognize the right of self-determination of the people of J&K and the use of brutal force cum undemocratic means to crush the peaceful struggle has been adopted as a policy to subjugate the people of Kashmir," he said.